MetroCard replacement

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MetroCard replacement
Posted by wanswheel on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:53 AM
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:48 AM

Took them long enough.  The Chicago Transit Authority has been using the Ventra app for several years now.  It had the usual quota of bugs at first, but it seems to be working pretty smoothly now.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by MikeF90 on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:16 PM

MTA has big plans to modernize how to buy a train ride.

Be very afraid, MTA riders.

The contractor, Cubic, is pretty inept and greedy. LA Metro didn't review the design closely (or at all) and the first version was a total user interface piece-of-s***. It took Metro years to acquire the in-house expertise to take over control of the customer 'website' which is finally 'just OK'. Last time I checked, online balance updating from a debit card still took overnight (WTH!).

Hopefully MTA will implement a decent RFID based card for those who refuse to buy an overpriced, NFC capable smartphone.

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