CTA Passes For Sale at Metra’s Ogilvie Station for Auto Show and St. Patrick’s Day Parade

February 9, 2007

Chicago Transit Authority's 1-Day Fun Pass, 7-Day Pass, round trip transit card and reduced fare transit card will be available for purchase at the Metra facility at Ogilvie Transportation Center on selected Saturdays in February and March. The farecards are available in an effort to make purchasing CTA fare media more convenient for commuters attending events such as the 2007 Chicago Auto Show and St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Customers can purchase the 1- and 7-Day pass, round trip transit card and reduced fare transit card from CTA personnel at Ogilvie, located on Madison and Canal, on the following dates:

Saturday, February 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1- and 7-Day pass only)

CTA works closely with Metra to provide customers additional access to CTA fare media. Many public transit customers use both CTA and Metra to travel throughout the region and making fare media easily accessible improves the ease of taking public transit to work as well as to special events. A transit card vending machine is available at Metra's LaSalle Street Station and both a Visitor Pass and transit card vending machine is available near the Metra ticket counter at Union Station.

Visitor Passes can also be purchased at vending machines at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports, CTA's Red Line Chicago station (at State), CTA's Blue Line Cumberland and Rosemont rail stations and at the Water Works Visitor Information Center at Chicago and Michigan. Value cannot be added to Visitor Passes and they cannot be shared.

Information on sales locations for Visitor Pass and CTA service information can be found on CTA's web site, www.transitchicago.com. Service information is also available by calling 836-7000 from any local area code.

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