VentraUniversal App – Optimized for iPhone and iPad.
Published by: Chicago Transit Authority
- Current Version 1.3.1
- Size 23.75 MB
- Released Nov 19, 2015
- Age 4+
- Category Travel
- User 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
Ventra is a universal iOS app available in the App Store for free with in-app purchases. The app is compatible with all devices running iOS 7.1 or later, including the new iPhone 6 and iPad Mini. To download the Ventra app click the button below to go to the app's download page.
If you've enjoyed using the app, please rate and review it on the App store and in the comments section below.
Excellent App. This is an excellent app and does what it is supposed to do. There can be minor improvements on how to display the active ticket.
Step closer to perfection.
Worked great for us. My wife and I recently took a quick trip to Chicago. It's easy, fast and cheap to travel the city and much of the suburbs on
public transit, so I rarely drive.
But I don't come often. Had a two-year-old balance on a plastic Ventra card. It had been a pain in the a** to purchase and
Okay - needs pay per phone option. Works well for scheduling, but is quite poor as far as paying for actual rides. There should be an option to display your card on
your phone and use it in that manner.
Favorite Stops Lacks Simple, Useful Feature. Great that I can keep track of my favorite stops, but there's no way to edit their order and there's no rhyme or reason to how the
app organizes them for you. Additionally, my stops occasionally get reorganized and sometimes deleted, which is a source of
frustration. Other than that the app has alwa
International Travelers May Have Trouble. I advise all the international travelers that I host to purchase their Metra fares digitally with this app, but there is no way to
enter a credit card billing address that's outside of the US so I'm constantly having to buy their fares with my American credit
card and collect reimbursement cash from
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This review of Ventra was written by Carol Swift
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