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ventraMetra may become the next transit agency to use the Ventra fare card.

A recent progress report said Ventra transactions at CTA turnstiles are getting faster and more reliable; and it’s easier to get a Ventra customer service operator on the phone.

At an RTA meeting Wednesday, Metra officials said they’d like to integrate their ticketing system with that of the CTA; they even suggested that Metra riders may one day swipe their smartphones as virtual tickets, and stop using old-fashioned paper tickets.