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Ventra’s 10-Year Anniversary Extravaganza

Did you know that since its inception in 2013, Ventra has been the cornerstone of Chicago’s transit system? Fast forward a decade, and over 10 million taps, Ventra continues to be your companion for all your Chicago adventures, be it daily tasks, family trips or vibrant summer events. 

To celebrate this remarkable journey, join us for a FREE special event to celebrate 10 years of Ventra and to thank transit riders. Dive into a day filled with rhythm, dance and countless memories. 

Stop by to enjoy: 

  • A journey through time: Explore an exhibit that takes you through the evolution of Chicago’s transit payment systems. Listen to Chicago’s own historian, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, winner of the esteemed Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award. His 60-second history videos have amassed over 8 million views! 
  • The beat: Get into the groove with live performances by The Pack Drumline and a music set by DJ Ayana Contreras, in collaboration with the Rebuild Foundation. 
  • Dancing the Chicago way: Join in on line dancing with the young talents from The Happiness Club. 
  • Making your mark: Share your thoughts on the future of transit innovation through an interactive arts experience. 
  • Capturing the moment: Don’t forget to snap some memories at our special photo stations. 


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