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.
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