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Petitioning Mayor, Chicago Rahm Emanuel and 1 other

Rahm Emanuel, Forrest Claypool, CTA Chicago: We don’t want the new Ventra CTA system

1,663
Supporters

Mr Rahm Emanuel and Forrest Claypool we don’t want the new Ventra system because we DON’T want the following:


• A $3 single-ride train ticket, instead of the current $2.25.
• The Ventra card costing $5, which will be credited towards future transit fares only if we register it within 90 days of purchase
• Pay $2 fee for making a phone call to Ventra's customer service center for Ventra Debit
• Pay $2 for requesting paper copy of transactions for Ventra Debit
• A $5-a-month "dormancy fee'' charged to the transit-fare account that are inactive for 18 months. Instead of charging us a dormancy fee, you should pay us interest for keeping our money.
• A $2-a-month "dormancy fee'' charged to the pre-paid debit side are inactive for 18 months
• A $6 "Balance Refund Fee'' to receive a check for the remainder balance on the Ventra account
• FEE DROPPED - Pay $10 per hour “Account Research Fee” while disputing a charge on Ventra Debit
• FEE DROPPED - A $2.95 "Reload on Internet'' fee each time we add money to the retail side of Ventra cards using a personal credit card

What do we want?
Technologically, the Ventra system seems like a step forward, what we want is the current Chicago Card Plus being upgraded to use "Ventra" technology with nothing else changed, none of the pesky charges, nothing.

What does signing this petition do?
Upon signing, an email will be sent out to feedback@transitchicago.com to notify them of your support to this petition.

To read more -
2 fees dropped, but CTA's Ventra still pricey
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-ventra-debit-deal-0326-20130326,0,6944380.story

CTA's Ventra debit option rife with fees
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cta-ventra-hidden-fees-0320-20130320,0,2928286.story?page=1&fb_xd_fragment=&fb_xd_fragment=

Who really benefits from the CTA's Ventra card?
http://www.chicagonow.com/swirleytime/2013/03/who-really-benefits-from-the-ctas-ventra-card

 

 

 

 

Letter to
Mayor, Chicago Rahm Emanuel
President, CTA Chicago Forrest Claypool
We don’t want the new Ventra CTA system

https://www.change.org/petitions/rahm-emanuel-forrest-claypool-cta-chicago-we-don-t-want-the-new-ventra-cta-system