Ventra card change starts Monday for CTA, Pace riders

October 6, 2013 8:24:03 AM PDT
Starting Monday, CTA and Pace riders will face a big change as the transit agencies switch over to the new Ventra payment system.

As of Monday, commuters will no longer be able to reload value onto Chicago cards and won't be able to buy magnetic stripe transit cards at rail station vending machines.

However, customers will be able to continue to reload any magnetic stripe fare cards they already have until November 15th.