Chicago Transit Cards Charged For Phantom Rides, Suit Says

By Lauraann Wood (June 8, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT) -- The maker of Chicago's public transit fare system has been charging people with unlimited ride passes for phantom rides if they scan their cards once their pass expires, according to a proposed class action filed in Illinois state court on Thursday.

Tamara Stackpoole's lawsuit says Cubic Corp.'s Ventra system — made up of payment processing terminals and a separate reader that deducts ride fares upon entry to a Chicago Transit Authority bus or train — has been deducting amounts close to one ride's fare despite denying riders entry for having an expired unlimited-ride pass, even if their accounts don't have enough...

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