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5 Ways Chicago Transit Authority Shows It Hates Chicagoans

Olivia Cole | Posted 07.15.2014 | Chicago
Olivia Cole

If you live here, you have felt it. Perhaps you've thought, "I have been standing on this platform/bus stop for half of my life. Why? Someone must hate me."

10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are More Resilient

Madison Bondi | Posted 04.28.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

1. You can drive in any kind of traffic/weather. 2. Heat waves AND snowmageddons, no problem. 3. Dominick's closes and you can still manage to feed...

Ventra Glitches Cost CTA $1.2 Million In Free Rides

Posted 12.30.2013 | Chicago

Glitches from the Chicago Transit Authority's new fare payment vendor have cost the agency more than a million dollars in free rides in a two-and-a-ha...

With Old Fare Cards Expiring, CTA Holds Public Ventra Meetings

Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority is holding a series of meetings to ease customers once and for all into the new Ventra payment system. Monday marked...

City Brass Still Defending Ventra

Posted 11.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Whether in City Hall or among the upper ranks of the Chicago Transit Authority, apparently few Chicago officials have regrets over V...

9 Benefits of Chicago's New Ventra Card

The Second City | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
The Second City

To complete the rollout and prevent any possible glitches and outages, Ventra has enlisted the skills of the federal government to employ the same cutting-edge back-end technology used to power popular, heavily-trafficked successes like

Ventra Sends Card To Woman Who Died 5 Years Ago

Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago

And here we thought the only thing Chicagoans were generally capable of accomplishing beyond the grave was, as legend has it, voting. It appears Ve...

At This Point, Can Ventra Get Any Worse?

Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago

As the wheels continue to fall off Ventra's disaster-prone wagon, the Chicago Transit Authority announced Tuesday it was suspending all deadlines rela...

The Vent-RAGE Continues

Posted 10.09.2013 | Chicago

If Ventra were a train line, it would be called the Hot Mess Express. Monday marked a crucial day in the rollout of the Chicago Transit Authority's...

The Ventra Era Begins: What You Need To Know

Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

A new payment system era blows into Chicago as Ventra cards are rolled out to the masses Monday. Depending on who you ask, however, some commuters...

Rollout Of New Ventra CTA Payment System Begins Aug. 5

Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

Ventra is almost here, Chicago. The Chicago Transit Authority's new payment system will begin its slow, steady and somewhat confusing rollout on Au...

CTA's Ventra System To Launch In August

Posted 06.26.2013 | Chicago

Love it or loathe it, the Chicago Transit Authority's new Ventra payment system is kicking off soon, with an official launch date set for August. ...

Rider Starts Anti-Ventra Petition As Doubts For Lawmakers Linger

Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

Amid fees, confusion and higher prices, Chicago Transit Authority customers have found little to like in the agency's new Ventra payment system. L...

CTA Scraps 2 Service Fees From Ventra Payment Plan

Posted 03.26.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Monday it was scrapping two fees from some of the Ventra payment plans expected to go into effect this summer....

RTA Concerned With New Fees For CTA Riders Under Ventra System

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

The head of the Regional Transportation Authority this week became the latest in a long line of those expressing concern with new fees associated with...

CTA Ventra Critics Say Price Plan Will Hurt The Poor

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

As the start date for the Chicago Transit Authority's new Ventra payment system nears, critics are questioning whether several of the plan's strategie...

CTA Single-Ride Rail Fares Could Cost $3 Thanks To Ventra

Posted 03.07.2013 | Chicago

The cost of a single-ride CTA rail fare could cost $3 for riders paying with cash by this summer, when the agency's new Ventra open fare payment syste...