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RTA Staff to Attend Pace Community Meetings

July 12, 2013

he Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will be on hand at Pace informational meetings to answer questions about the new RTA Reduced Fare and Ride Free Ventra™ system transition.

Pace will host nine public hearings starting Monday, July 15 throughout the region to inform the public about the Ventra transition, the timeline and answer questions. Meetings will be held throughout the suburban locations that Pace serves. Meeting locations below.

Pace and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) recently announced that select users would begin using the Ventra fare payment system in August, with a full rollout coming to all Pace fixed-bus route and CTA riders in September.

Last month, the RTA mailed notices advising customers about the transition of RTA’s Reduced Fare, Ride Free and ADA Paratransit programs to Ventra. More than 550,000 customers currently enrolled in the agency’s programs will receive new permits this fall that will enable them to take advantage of the CTA and Pace’s new contactless fare payment system, using a single card to travel throughout the region.

For more information about the new Ventra system visit or visit the RTA fare programs for more information.

Pace Ventra Regional Outreach Meetings

Monday, July 15, 2013 12:00 pm

South Cook County
Homewood Village Hall
Board Room
2020 Chestnut Rd.
Homewood, IL 60430

Monday, July 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Will County
Joliet Public Library
Meeting Rm. B (second level)
150 N. Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:00 am

North Cook County
Pace Headquarters
Board Room
550 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:00 pm

Lake County
Waukegan Public Library
Bradbury Room (lower level)
128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:30 pm

McHenry County
Crystal Lake Municipal Complex, Council Chambers
100 W. Woodstock St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Monday, July 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Kane County
Kane County Government Center
Auditorium, Ground Floor
719 S. Batavia Ave
Geneva, IL 60134

Tuesday July 23, 2013 5:00 pm

West Cook County
Howard Mohr Community Center
7640 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park, IL 60130

Wednesday July 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Southwest Cook County
Oak Lawn Village Hall
9446 S. Raymond Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:00 pm

DuPage County
DuPage County Government Center
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Melissa Meyer

Communications Manager
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