The following regulations are printed on the back of the current CTA Transfer Cards:
CTA expressly reserves the right to make changes to the Transfer Card Regulations at any time without advance notice.
The following are the complete Transfer Card regulations, posted on CTA trains and buses:
1. A Transfer Card is issued at the time a fare is paid.
2. Use of a Transfer Card by any person other than the person to whom the Transfer Card was issued is unlawful.
3. A Transfer Card is good on any bus route or rail line for two rides within two hours from the time of issue, except as noted in #4 below. The expiration time and expiration date is printed on the back of the Transfer Card.
4. A Transfer Card is invalid when used on the same bus route or rail station of issue or twice in a row on the same bus route or rail station during the pass back period. The pass back period lasts about 15 minutes and occurs just after the transfer is issued.
5. Transfer Cards rejected by fare collecting equipment, including expired, torn, mutilated, and counterfeit Transfer Cards, are invalid.
6. Transfer Cards rejected by fare collecting equipment without an expiration time and date printed on the back are invalid.
7. Valid Transfer Cards are issued only by CTA or Pace.
8. Reduced Fare Transfer Cards are valid only when presented with a valid CTA or RTA Reduced Fare Permit. Exception: Children under 12 years of age will not require a permit, but if they appear to be 12 years of age or older, a CTA Proof of Age card may be required.
9. Anyone using a Transfer Card in violation of these regulations is subject to a fine of $200.00 for each offense.
10. The Chicago Transit Authority reserves the right to change the above regulations at any time without advanced notice.