CTA completes full transition to Ventra cards
The CTA has finally completed its transition to the new Ventra card fare system.
Starting Tuesday, passengers can no longer use the old magnetic-strip cards. If you do not have a Ventra card you’ll have to use cash or a “contactless” credit or debit card.
Riders can transfer existing balances on their old fare cards to “Ventra” until September 1st.