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Chicago Commuter-Rail Agency Will End Online Ticket Sales in Part To Avoid PCI Costs

Apr 04, 2018

Metra, the commuter-rail agency in the Chicago area, will cease selling tickets on its Web site in late June, partly to avoid payment card security expenses. Riders, however, will still have a mobile-ticketing option through the Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra fare system.

Metra, which operates 11 transit lines and carries 300,000 passengers each weekday, began selling monthly passes and 10-ride tickets online in September 2009. Riders could set up recurring purchases or make one-time purchases.

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