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First Published - 04/05/2021 - 5:27PM

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Last Updated - 06/01/2021 - 8:03AM

Using Pre-Tax Transit Benefits in the app

Metra riders enrolled in a pre-tax transit benefits program may be able to use those pre-tax dollars to buy and display mobile tickets on their smartphones via the Ventra app.  Here's how:

  • If you have an employer that can deliver your transit benefits to a Ventra transit account, you can have money loaded into your transit account and apply the value toward your ticket purchases in the app (it'll show as transit benefit value).
  • If you receive your benefits on a prepaid debit card, you can add this card like any other card and use it as a funding source.

If your ticket costs more than the transit benefit money that's available to you, you can split your payment between your transit benefit funding source and another payment method on checkout.

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