The gradual transition to the CTA’s Ventra payment system continues to cause headaches for some users and sure enough, they’ve taken to Twitter to
vent their frustrations share their experiences.
As runners from around the world flock to the city for the Chicago Marathon, they are facing delays even before stepping onto a bus or train. The CTA has added extra staff to help address the issue, including separate tables to purchase fair cards, to address what they call an expected Columbus Day weekend.
1 of 2 lines for @ventrachicago at @cta ohare stop. http://t.co/1zkJnHK7Mz— tracyswartz (@tracyswartz) October 11, 2013
counted 106 ppl waiting for 7 farecard machines @cta ohare. today typically one of stn's busiest days because of @chimarathon. #VentraVents— tracyswartz (@tracyswartz) October 11, 2013
Ventra card rollout causing long lines at O'Hare Blue Line. #ventra #cta #ord pic.twitter.com/URWz5ikoIU— Christopher Smith (@chrissmith) October 10, 2013
Thank you @cta for the hour long lines at ORD buy a pass. My Chicago+ card didn't work and I haven't received my ventra yet. Thanks!— Tory Wierzbicki (@ChiTown_Spartan) October 11, 2013
Arriving marathoners and others getting their CTA Ventra cards at O'Hare. pic.twitter.com/Tiz9HHxbRN— Paul Meincke (@PaulMeinckeABC7) October 11, 2013
Ventra lines at O'Hare! Lolz Ventra you are terrible. @cta Cc @chicagoventra pic.twitter.com/4ynkqRRBXc— Molly O'Sullivan (@SullyEats) October 10, 2013
@tracyswartz the lines at O'Hare to get a Ventra card today pic.twitter.com/kT2Z1cpH6V— james conroy (@jamesconroy) October 4, 2013