[yapc] CTA travel this weekend

David E. Wheeler david at kineticode.com
Sat Jun 14 14:52:37 PDT 2008

On Jun 14, 2008, at 14:42, Walt Mankowski wrote:

> Well, the nice thing about the visitor card is that you pay one price
> and use it for n days (where n is 1, 2, 3 or 5).  Alternatively you
> can get a normal fare card, put some money on it, and have it deduct
> from the card every time you ride.
> Places you might want to use it are:
> a) back and forth from the airport
> b) to the pre-conference dinner Sunday night
> c) to dinner Monday or Wednesday night
> d) any touristy things you might want to do
> A 5 day card is $18.  Otherwise it's a base fare of $2/ride, with a
> complex system of discounts described at
> http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/fares.html
> If you're going to be here 5 days or less (say, Sunday to Thursday)
> it's probably easiest to just get a visitor pass.  The main reason I
> didn't get one is that I'm going to be here 6 days, so I'd have had to
> get another card anyway.


Exactly what I wanted to know, thanks!


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