Cubic Corp.‘s Ventra mobile application has achieved more than one million downloads and was utilized for roughly $110 million in fare payments by Chicago-area transit users a year after its launch.
Cubic Transportation Systems, the Chicago Transit Authority and transit partners Pace and Metra collaborated to launch the transit app designed to help users plan, organize and pay their fares, Cubic said Thursday.
“When we launched the Ventra app with Metra and Pace, our goal was to improve how Chicago commuters get to and from their destinations each day,” said Michael Gwinn, director of revenue and fare systems at CTA.
Cubic noted the app employs the company’s Ventra fare payment system with functions to manage auto-load features, check the balance and view transit purchase and travel history, as well as pay with CTA-issued smart cards, bank cards or mobile platforms such as Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay.
The app works to deliver travel information and push notifications and alerts to users in real time, the company added.