Ventra app updates: Metra, CTA, and Pace responses


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The start of the work week in Chicago has been a bit rocky for some Ventra app users who have been experiencing issues with the app while trying to use CTA, Pace, and Metra transportation services. Despite Metra’s claim that the problems with the Ventra card had been resolved, user Pedro Huesca reported that he was still experiencing issues. Huesca was fortunate that he was not charged for his Metra ticket due to the app not working when he boarded the train.

Metra has urged passengers to continue using the Ventra app, but they have not been able to provide a specific date for when the issues will be fully resolved. They have also encouraged users to reach out to staff if they encounter any problems. On the other hand, CTA acknowledged that some of its users had experienced issues, but they have since resolved the situation with the Ventra app. Pace, meanwhile, has not reported any impact related to the Ventra app.

In other news, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium recently welcomed a new addition to its family – a 139-pound male beluga whale born to a first-time mother. The mother, Luna, is 14 years old and had a 15-month pregnancy, which is common for whales in captivity. Luna, like other sea otters, has a thick coat of fur with one million strands of hair per square inch. She is known for being very neat and can remove any dirt from her hair herself, even blowing on her body to clean herself. The otters at the aquarium are kept at a temperature between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Kimalu, another beluga at the aquarium, is part of the resident beluga population. His species can reach up to 12 feet in length. Annik and Atlas are also belugas at the aquarium and can withstand winter arctic temperatures due to a thick layer of skin that helps protect them from the cold. Rizzo, the giant Pacific octopus at the aquarium, adapts to the cold depending on the water temperature and is kept at a temperature of 49 degrees Fahrenheit. The giant Pacific octopus can measure up to 14 feet when its tentacles are extended.

The aquarium is also home to the giant Japanese crab, which can measure up to 12 cm long and is the largest species of crab in the world. These crabs live in a habitat with temperatures of 55 degrees Fahrenheit and generally reside in the deep sea.

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