May 31 a big CTA deadline day
May 31 is D-Day for the CTA.
Deadline Day, that is, for two big offers -- it's the last day that the CTA waives its $5 fee for Chicago Card and Chicago Card Plus. And it's the last day riders can comment on the three proposed Circle Line configurations.
The May 31 Chicago Card deadline was previously extended from March 31 to try and snare some Dan Ryan commuters who were wary of backups. But no more extensions. And shame on you if you're a regular CTA rider and you don't yet have a Chicago Card or CC Plus already. And it's costing you an extra quarter for a train ride.
So sharpen those pencils and direct comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and call or visit the CTA for a stored value card at 1-888-968-7282, or 567 West Lake Street, second floor.