Ventra Outreach Events
Building off of a successful campaign in late 2013 to distribute Ventra Cards and information to customers, Pace staff will again visit transit centers and transfer locations this summer to ensure customers are prepared for the ongoing transition to Ventra. Staff will again be on hand to distribute Ventra Cards and information to customers and respond to questions. Only one card will be offered to each customer. New Ventra customers only; those who already have Ventra cards, RTA Reduced Fare and Free Ride program permit holders are not eligible to receive one of the free cards. On average, three out of every five fare transactions on Pace buses are paid using Ventra. Passengers that still use cards on the legacy systems should spend down any remaining balance on old farecards before they’re phased out on June 1 for Chicago Card/Chicago Card Plus and on July 1 for magnetic stripe cards. Customers can continue to pay with cash, but after July 1, cash-paying Pace customers will no longer be able to buy a Transfer Card due to the deactivation of the magnetic stripe card system. As a result, customers who need to purchase transfers must transition to Ventra before July 1. The CTA ceased the issuance of transfers to cash-paying customers in 2005. Pace’s Ventra outreach events are scheduled at the following local locations. The full list of events is available at http://www.pacebus.com/Ventra.
Location NotesOak Lawn Village HallWednesday, June 25, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pmOak Lawn Village Hall
2nd Floor Auditorium
9446 S. Raymond Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453Pace Harvey Transportation CenterThursday, June 26, 2014
6:00am – 9:00am
3:00pm – 6:00pmHarvey Transportation Center
15330 Park Ave.
Harvey, IL 60426River Oaks Shopping CenterThursday, June 26, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pmRiver Oaks Shopping Center
96 River Oaks Center Dr.
Calumet City, IL 60409
NE at old Sears/at current Bus Stop SignsBlue Island City HallFriday, June 27, 2014
10:0 am – 2:00 pmBlue Island City Hall/East Annex-Council Chambers
2434 W. Vermont St.
Blue Island, IL 60406Orland Square MallSaturday, June 28, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pmOrland Square Mall
428 Orland Square. Dr.
Orland Park, IL 60462
Upper Level SearsPace Chicago Heights TerminalMonday, June 30, 2014
6:00 am – 10:00 amPace Chicago Heights Terminal
1620 Vincennes Ave.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411Park Forest Village HallMonday, June 30, 2014Park Forest Village Hall-Village Board Room
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466