The RTA Transit Benefit Prepaid MasterCard®


The RTA Transit Benefit Prepaid Mastercard (RTA Transit Benefit Card) is a reloadable prepaid card issued for the purchase of transit fares only and will be accepted at any qualified transit agency that displays the Mastercard®, Maestro® or NYCE® Acceptance Mark. Employees can use the RTA Transit Benefit Card at a station sales window, a ticket vending machine, or to make an online purchase.  Employees can also use the card to fund a smart card issued by a transit agency or a pre-existing transit account.

The RTA Transit Benefit Card features include:

  • Accepted at any qualified transit agency everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted.
  • Reloaded monthly.

The RTA Transit Benefit Prepaid Mastercard is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Ventra® Direct Loads


Ventra Direct Loads allow employees who ride CTA and/or Pace to have a transit pass or select denominations of transit benefit value directly loaded to their existing Ventra accounts. Metra customers also have a convenient way to buy and display mobile tickets with their smartphones – using the Ventra App. Ventra Direct Loads can be set up to automatically recur each month and the Ventra transit pass or transit benefit value will be loaded to Ventra accounts by the last day of each month.

Pace Vanpool


This convenient solution allows your pre-tax deduction to be deposited directly into your Pace Vanpool account each month. This way you do not have to worry about writing checks or mailing payments.