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Hack Your Ventra Card... To Hang From Your Keychain

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 17, 2014 5:30PM

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Say the words “Ventra hack” to someone and the first thing that may come to mind is throwing away the troublesome open fare transit card. With most Chicagoans wearing gloves while out and about, fumbling to remove a Ventra card from a wallet or purse can be even more time-consuming.

One CTA rider modified a Ventra card so that it could be attached to a keychain and used, based on a similar hack of one of London’s Oyster cards. Not only will you be able to use a Ventra card without removing it from a wallet, it also separates the Ventra card from other contactless credit cards in your possession and reducing the risk of having a Ventra card reader charge those cards fares.

[h/t Gapers Block]