September 10, 2013
The CTA and Pace first introduced Ventra last month to select customers, including Chicago Public School students, U-Pass users and Chicago Card Plus customers. Ventra will replace all CTA and Pace existing fare media by Dec. 15, 2013.
July 11, 2013
Would start the system on a limited basis and fully launch it in 2017. Expects employee testing to be underway by September 2015, when the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line opens.
March 21, 2012
The program provides passengers increased flexibility when making or changing reservations and eliminates the need to obtain traditional paper value tickets.
December 30, 2010
Seeking a fare system designed to process payments directly at the gate using technology like contactless, chip-enabled debit and credit cards, which banks are already distributing to customers; federal identification cards; or smart phones equipped with near-field communication capability; as well as existing SmarTrip cards, according to the agency.
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