CTA to reduce the price of 3 unlimited passes starting Friday
CHICAGO – the Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) says it will reduce the price of three of its existing unlimited passes as part of the city’s “Open Chicago” initiative.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CTA made the announcement on Thursday and said the promotion was a way to re-welcome customers, attract new passengers and encourage existing customers to use public transit more often.
Promotional pass products are a central element of CTA’s recently announced “When You’re Ready, We’re Ready” campaign.
“Throughout the pandemic, CTA’s services have been vitally important to so many residents,” Lightfoot said. “Now that our city begins to reopen and our residents begin to regain their sense of normalcy by returning to work and activities in person, these services will be even more essential.
Beginning Friday, May 28 and through Labor Day, Monday, September 6, CTA will be offering the following discounts.
- Day pass: $ 5 (instead of $ 10)
- Three-day pass: $ 15 (instead of $ 20)
- Seven-day pass: $ 20 (instead of $ 28)
To purchase promotional fares, customers can visit any Ventra vending machine, use the Ventra app, use the Ventra website, or call Ventra customer service at (877) NOW-VENTRA (669-8368 ).
Prices are also available at over 1,000 points of sale.
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“There’s nothing quite like Chicago in the summer – festivals, farmers markets, sporting events, backyard barbecues and more – and CTA is ready to take you to all the places that will make this summer a great one. memorable, ”said CTA President Corval R. Carter, Jr.
The number of CTA riders has increased since the start of the year, and promotional fares will help support that growth, as passengers return by public transport for work and play, CTA said.
“This new fare promotion will not only ensure that this transition is as accessible as possible and replenish CTA’s ridership, but it will also prove that a robust transit system is essential to Chicago’s social and economic recovery from this situation. . pandemic“Said Lightfoot.
The CTA says it serves more than 500,000 runners per weekday.
With the day pass, customers can ride all day for the cost of a round trip (which is $ 5 on trains, $ 4.50 on buses).
The three-day pass is ideal for weekend trips or employees working flexible days.
And with the Seven Day Pass, customers essentially pay less than $ 3 a day for unlimited rides for the week and weekend.
“Public transit is an important part of the region’s recovery,” Carter said. “And as people return to normal operations, CTA will continue to work hard every day to provide the clean and comfortable environment our customers deserve.”
For more information you can visit transitchicago.com