CTA fare increases for some set for this summer

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It appears all but done.

CTA claims it is modernizing and introducing a new fare system called Ventra.  It will create a debit like payment system for CTA riders, including PACE riders.

The Ventra card will cost $5 and that will be refunded in  transit value. Those hit hardest by the change: low income commuters who can’t put up larger sums of money for more than a ride or two. CTA states it does not believe the $5 fee will be a barrier however.

Those who choose to purchase the paper, single ride ticket will pay an additional 50 cents for a fare.

The CTA board votes Wednesday.

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