CTA Reduced Fare Cards

CPS and CTA present:

The New Ventra CPS Farecard

Beginning with the 2013 - 2014 school year, CTA will replace Student Riding Permits with CPS Fare Cards to align with their new payment system, Ventra (http://www.ventrachicago.com)

CTA has adopted a new payment program and fare media. The 2012-2013 CTA Student Rider Permit fare card will be replaced by a new Ventra CPS Fare Card. The new Ventra CPS Fare Cards (replacements for the Student Rider Permit) will be available to our students at the start of the school year. We will not be distributing the cards during orientation.

CPS Students will be provided a separate Ventra CPS Fare Card, much like the old Student Rider Permit. Just as last year, students will have the option of purchasing the CPS Fare Card and pre-loading funds directly onto their cards or paying a reduced student fare in cash (cash is accepted on buses only). CPS will be the sole supplier of the Ventra CPS Fare Card to ensure that our students continue to have access to a seamless student reduced fare process and pricing.

For more information, please direct your questions to ventrafarecard@cps.edu.