CASH FARE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016
As of January 1, 2016, regular fixed route fares paid with cash are $2 and reduced fares paid with cash are $1. ADA Paratransit and Dial-a-Ride fares are unchanged. Paying more is entirely avoidable, as there′s no extra charge for customers who use Ventra.
Ventra is the fare payment system for Pace and the CTA. Riders are encouraged to get a Ventra Card and register a transit account at ventrachicago.com or by calling 1.877.NOW.VENTRA. Registered Ventra Card users can load multi-day passes and transit value to their card, and have their balance protected if the card is lost or stolen. Please note that transfers to/from other Pace and CTA fixed route buses and trains are only available using a Ventra Card.
A valid RTA Reduced Fare Permit or valid Student ID must be presented when using cash to pay a reduced fare. Eligible riders with a Ventra-compatible Reduced Fare Permit from the RTA are able to load reduced fare passes onto their Ventra cards and automatically ride fixed route buses at a reduced fare when they use the transit value in their Ventra account.
Passengers may use valid personal credit or debit cards to pay a fare, if the card is contactless (a.k.a. ‘tap'or N.F.C.). Transfers are not available using this fare payment type unless the card is registered with Ventra.
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