Ventra Transit Benefit Program

Benefits for Everyone

A Program that
Benefits Everyone

The Ventra Transit Benefits Program is an employee benefit program administered by employers - big and small. It allows employees to set aside pre-tax income - up to $300 per month - for travel on CTA, Pace and Metra, lowering their taxes and easing their commute.

The State of Illinois passed a law known as the Transit Benefits Program Act that requires some employers to offer their employees a pre-tax transit benefit. This means businesses with more than 50 full-time employees, located within a mile of fixed-route transit service inside the six-county RTA region, are required to offer employees the opportunity to make a monthly pre-tax payroll deduction for transit expenses. New hires will be eligible after 120 days of employment.

This Act goes into effect January 1, 2024. Employers can comply with this requirement by enrolling in the no-cost Ventra Transit Benefits Program. Read on to learn more.

How It Works for Employees

Ventra's pre-tax transit benefit program can save employees money on their commute, along with other attractive benefits!

Auto Load Set it and forget it with autoload for transit value or a 30-Day CTA/Pace Pass – never think about your balance again.
Sit back and enjoy Sit back and enjoy the ride – remove the stress of driving and finding parking.
Save money on car costs Save money on car costs like gas, wear and tear, parking and insurance premiums.
Reduce environmental impact Reduce your impact on the environment.

Contact your Human Resources department to learn more about this great program, or if your company doesn’t currently take part in the Ventra Transit Benefits Program, inquire with your benefits manager about signing up.

How It Works for Employers

Ventra’s pre-tax transit benefit program is a great way to extend a money-saving benefit to your employees, while providing attractive retention and recruiting tools. There is no cost to employers to enroll or participate.

Improve Moral Improve morale and reduce absenteeism by offering safe and reliable access to public transportation.
Open Enrollment Enrollment can happen anytime throughout the year and there’s no minimum employee participation.
User-friendly administrator portal Employers have access to a user-friendly administrator portal.
Reload functionality Recurring reload functionality allows for repeating monthly fare loads after one-time employee set up.

We're here for you!

If you are an employer who would like more information or have any questions about the Ventra Transit Benefits Program, contact us at:


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