Ventra transition deadline date
The CTA and Pace remind customers that as of this Thursday, May 1, they will no longer be able to do the following, as part of the transition to the new Ventra fare payment system:If you follow the press release there is more information for those customers who need to change to the Ventra system. On June 1st: "customers can no longer reload magnetic stripe cards or use Chicago Card/Chicago Card Plus. CTA and Pace will complete the full transition to Ventra on July 1."
Most customers have already switched to Ventra, with 86 percent of all CTA rides and 61 percent of Pace rides now taken with Ventra.
- CTA customers will no longer be able to buy new magnetic stripe fare cards
- Customers will no longer be able to autoload/reload their Chicago Card/Chicago Card Plus