Loyola University Chicago

CTA U-Pass

How it Works

Once it is determined that a student is eligible to participate in the U-Pass program, students are free to ride the Chicago Transit Authority on an unlimited basis. This unlimited privilege is valid for CTA buses and trains. The U-Pass program is NOT valid for Pace and Metra services.


When students are ready to ride, they can follow these steps to access buses and trains:

On the bus: Touch your Ventra card to the Ventra reader. If you leave it in your wallet or purse, then you could be charged a fare if you have debit / credit cards with a Wi-Fi symbol on them.

On the train: Touch your Ventra card to the Ventra reader at the turnstyle and wait for the Go light. Do not touch it multiple times or leave it in your wallet or purse since you could be charged a full fare if you have debit / credit cards with a Wi-Fi symbol. 

For more information, please visit CTA

Please see U-Pass Troubleshooting in the event your card is inoperative

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