Article updated: 6/8/2012 1:10 PM

Pace joins CTA in universal fare system

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By 2014, it should be a breeze to transfer from Pace buses to the Rosemont CTA station with a universal fare system.

Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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Commuters who use both Pace and CTA know what a pain it can be to deal with separate fare systems. But a new deal between the agencies will not only provide an uninterrupted transfer but enable riders to jump on Pace buses and CTA trains with a wave of their credit card or smartphone.Pace directors Wednesday approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority coordinating an open fare system for both."It's the dawn of a universal fare card," Pace chief counsel Thomas Ciecko said.
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