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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace today launched a redesigned version of the Ventra travel planning and fare mobile application.
The new app — built for Chicago-region transit users — features a quick-view of fare card balances, available Metra tickets, transit times for nearby stops and travel planning options between Metra, CTA and Pace.
The app retains and improves its existing features, including account management, loading of transit passes, account notifications and purchasing and displaying mobile tickets, Metra officials said in a press release.
This version also introduces a new Metra fare product that will only be sold as a mobile ticket – the “Round Trip Plus” that allows unlimited daily travel between selected fare zones.
The app is the first step toward launching additional future functionality, including adding a Ventra Card to phone wallets on both major smartphone platforms. Launch of Ventra Card in Google Pay is expected in February 2021.