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Universal app (iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad)

Category: Travel | Release Date: November 19, 2015

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Price: Free

App Details

Developer: Chicago Transit Authority

Genre: Travel

Current Version: 1.3.1

File Size: 23.75 MB

Age Rating: 4+

Ratings: 2.50 (5 votes)


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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App Changes

  • Version 1.3.1 released Nov 19, 2015
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iOS Compatibility & Supported Devices

Ventra requires iOS 7.1 or later, and supported on the following devices: iPhone 6 ,iPhone 5 ,iPad 3 ,iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

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Developer site: Ventra support

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Our Verdict: Average!

Recent Reviews

4 out of 5
Almost there but...

Not a bad app. Does what I need it to do. It would be nice to be able to sync...

By bulldogfan2005.
March 13, 2017
5 out of 5

Love being able to use my phone to buy tickets

By Peakok.
March 13, 2017
5 out of 5
Works great!

I have had no problems with this app, both in purchasing and validation. Love it!

By MmmmillyVnnnnilly.
March 13, 2017

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