Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
Chicago Transit Authority, also known as CTA, is the operator of mass transit within the City of Chicago, Illinois and some of its surrounding suburbs, including the trains of the Chicago 'L' and CTA bus service.
CTA oversees the U-Pass program as is set forth in a contract that has been agreed upon by Loyola University Chicago. CTA sets policies that schools are obligated to adhere to. Loyola University Chicago works closely with CTA administration on the continued development of the U-Pass program.
Ventra is an electronic fare payment system for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Pace.
Ventra issues the U-Pass transit card. Each card is valid for 7 years. Ventra handles intermediate customer service issues, and is serves a reference for students having card issues. Loyola University Chicago works closely with Ventra to ensure that students cards are activated and functioning properly.