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CTA Wins 2016 APTA Innovation Award for Ventra Mobile App

Bus| August 19, 2016

The Ventra Mobile App provides one-stop convenience for transit riders who travel on CTA’s “L” trains or buses, Pace buses or Metra commuter trains – enabling the transit rider to plan, manage and pay for their journeys.

Cubic Chicago Ventra program hits 1 billionth transaction

Management & Operations| May 18, 2016

Ventra supports both account-based processing through an agency-issued smart card, as well as open payment which enables customers to “pay as you go” with bank cards they already have or through mobile payment platforms including Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay.

Management & Operations| February 29, 2016

Fare Technologies Adapt to Growing Ridership Needs

Trends include the shift to open payments and account-based solutions, tapping mobile applications and integrating equipment, and software to enhance customer service offerings.

Rail| January 21, 2016

Chicago's Metra customers use Ventra App for 1 millionth ride

The milestone was reached exactly two months after the app was launched by Metra, the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace.

Management & Operations| November 24, 2015

Chicago agencies release new Ventra mobile payment app

The app is the first of its kind to allow customers to pay for rides on all three transit systems — CTA, Metra and Pace — from their mobile devices, transforming the way people across Chicago take transit each day.

Bus| March 17, 2014

Chicago transit agencies will complete Ventra transition by July

The agencies and Cubic Transportation Systems have made several improvements to the system, from software upgrades to improvements to the Ventra call center.
Bus| January 21, 2014

Chicago nonprofits raise concerns over Ventra card costs

They were buying CTA’s magnetic stripe cards, which don’t cost anything, and all the money spent on them went toward fares. However, the Ventra smart card costs $5.00, and to get reimbursed with transit credits, users must provide a permanent address, which poses a challenge for many social service clients.
Bus| January 2, 2014

Chicago Transit makes Ventra payment enhancements

Include adding easy-to-understand graphic decals to every rail turnstile and bus Ventra reader to identify the optimal location for card placement.
University| October 21, 2013

DePaul students vent about Ventra

The event was attended by SGA members as well as members of the universities’ administration and representatives from the Chicago Transit Authority.
Bus| October 10, 2013

Pace introduces Ventra outreach campaign

The plan will kick off with an ambassador campaign in which staff will visit 14-locations in Chicago and the suburbs to distribute information and answer customers’ questions about the benefits and fare policy changes
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