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Ventra Vending Machine Preview Event

Photo: New equipment is demonstrated before a group of reporters.


Today, we hosted a group of reporters to talk about and show how the new Ventra Vending Machines and readers work.


Ventra is the new fare payment system and card offered for fare payment on CTA and Pace beginning to roll out this month, which will replace existing fare media that dates back to the 1990s.


All new machines will take cash or cards and vend new Ventra Cards and the new Ventra Tickets. With the new system, you'll be able to store value for fares and passes in the same place, eliminating the need to have separate cards.


For more info on Ventra, visit

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Taken on August 2, 2013