CTA: Thousands of fare cards to expire in April

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March 22, 2010 2:02:57 PM PDT
Transit Authority officials say tens of thousands of fare cards purchased four years ago will expire this year and free replacements are available.

It includes nearly 60,000 Chicago Cards and more than 28,000 Chicago Card Plus cards. Some will expire as soon as next month.

Customers who have registered their cards will be notified online. But those who haven't should check in person, phone or online.

Officials say if cards aren't replaced, customers could lose the remaining balance on their card.