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Possibly Annoying Situation Averted

By Alicia Dorr in News on Sep 25, 2007 7:00PM

2007_09_25cards.jpgIf your panties were in a bunch about your Chicago card expiring, you may now partially un-bunch them. Your card will still expire, but you'll no longer lose your balance.

Customers voiced their complaints about having to renew their own cards, and CTA officials heard them. They are now offering a new option for riders whose cards are set to expire — sit around and wait until a new card comes to you! Well, if your card is registered. If it's not, you'll still have to go to CTA HQ or call them.

If you are one of the cardholders whose card is hitting the 4-year expiration date, the agency will be sending you a new one, good for another 4 years, before the old one kicks it on October 17. “Chicago Card doomsday” averted.