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Chicago Transit, Pace unveil open fare payment

Beginning in summer 2013, Ventra will enable customers to pay for rides with contactless payment methods, including Ventra Cards; Ventra Tickets for single-ride and one-day passes; and personal bank-issued debit and credit cards equipped with a contactless chip.

Chicago RTA proposes transit improvement plan

The $2.5 billion initiative calls for issuing a series of bonds over the next five years, averaging about $500 million in capital improvement dollars each year. While each agency would be able to prioritize the projects to fund, the RTA has an existing list of backlogged projects it will reference before approving expenditures.

Chicago’s Pace bus drivers honored for safety

Twenty-five bus operators won the National Safety Council’s "Million Mile" award for 2011. The program rewards safe driving for professionals who have gone 12.5 years without a preventable accident. Five of the drivers have reached the two million mile plateau for driving 25 years without a preventable accident.

Free transit rides end for Chicago seniors

Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace Bus will only continue to offer free rides to low-income seniors. Other seniors are still eligible for discounted fares. Agencies have stationed personnel at some stations to help seniors adjust to the change.

Pace unveils new ‘Connecting Communities’ tagline

Replacing "A Fresh Approach to Public Transportation," the new tagline reflects the agency’s continued implementation of new services that provide convenient, efficient connections for the 284 communities it serves.

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