Ventra iOS
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by Chicago Transit Authority

Universal App - Designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Price: Free

App Description

Ride CTA, Metra & Pace with Ventra: Manage your fares, buy Metra mobile tickets, get arrivals.

Use transit in and around all of Chicago: It's easy to manage and pay your fare on CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains with the Ventra app. Find all the features you're used to on the Ventra website and more, including mobile ticketing for Metra trains!

With the Ventra app, you can:
• Check your balance and available passes in your Ventra Card's transit account.
• Instantly load value or passes to your Ventra Card's transit account.
• Switch autoload for transit value or passes on and off.
• Buy and use Metra mobile tickets to ride any Metra train.
• Use transit value you've loaded to buy a Metra ticket.
• Get real-time account notifications so you know when it's time to load more fare or buy more tickets.
• Get real-time arrival/departure information from CTA, Metra and Pace all in one app—by picking a stop, using favorites or looking at service near where you're standing.

What's new in version 1.3.1

We’ve added a NEW Multiple Riders feature in My Metra Tickets to make it easier to launch multiple Metra tickets at once for whenever you’re traveling with friends & family! Other good stuff: • Added option to switch to nearby stops from Transit Tracker favorites listing • Added directional information to Pace bus services in Transit Tracker • More intuitive payment selection options when paying for a Metra Ticket or transit pass with Ventra transit value • Improved Metra weekend ticket display • Shows more complete validity info for monthly CTA Link-Up and Pace PlusBus passes (these special passes are available only to people with a corresponding Metra monthly ticket) • Accessibility improvements • Performance improvements and bug fixes

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  • Initial release v1.3.1 Nov 19, 2015
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App Details

Current Version: 1.3.1
File Size: 24Mb
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Chicago Transit Authority
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 2.50 (58 reviews)

App Overview

The Ventra app game is now available for free on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 7.1 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

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Developer site: Support

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  • Good But Needs to Be Way Better

    Rated 3 out of 5
    By ChannieBear, May 17, 2017
    Reloading your CTA cards are fast and easy once you set things up. However the lack of an Apple Wallet,...
  • Transit value

    Rated 4 out of 5
    By Moni283, May 10, 2017
    This app is really helpful but I wish they'd allow for you to add money from one card to another...
  • Mobile ticketing is great

    Rated 4 out of 5
    By Hkbh Hkbh, April 12, 2017
    Great to use my phone for tickets - so easy!
  • Nice app

    Rated 3 out of 5
    By Jelly69!, April 12, 2017
    Easier way to buy tickets in Chicago.
  • Convenient

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By Peakok, March 13, 2017
    Love being able to use my phone to buy tickets
  • Works great!

    Rated 5 out of 5
    By MmmmillyVnnnnilly, March 13, 2017
    I have had no problems with this app, both in purchasing and validation. Love it!
  • Almost there but...

    Rated 4 out of 5
    By bulldogfan2005, March 13, 2017
    Not a bad app. Does what I need it to do. It would be nice to be able to sync...
Our Verdict: Average!

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