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    • A SEPTA Key validator

The Key is patience: SEPTA again delays launch of new smartcard fare system

Once again, SEPTA officials have pushed back the estimated launch date of SEPTA Key, the transportation authority’s new farecard system that will someday replace tokens and tickets on Philadelphia’s buses, trolleys,…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

Why is SEPTA Key arriving two years late?

SEPTA Key is the Philadelphia straphanger’s Godot: a tale of absurd waiting, punctuated by the occasional news that the long anticipated “won’t come this evening, but surely tomorrow.” If SEPTA does…

    • SEPTA Key Kiosk

SEPTA executes 10th change order on SEPTA Key

The SEPTA Board is expected to authorize the transit authority’s 10th change order on its contract to develop and implement SEPTA Key, the long delayed new fare payment system. Change orders…

    • Little Pete's

November 3: No SEPTA strike | Remapping politics in 2nd District Council race | City Branch and equity

There will be no SEPTA strike, at least for two years. TWU Local 234 and SEPTA management struck a deal that largely punted the hard choices over pensions and health care…

    • Girard Station
    • Lower Schuylkill, Photo by Eyes on the Street
Eyes on the Street

February 28: SEPTA delays new payment system | Penn shares new master plan | Boyd Theater hardship update | Three $30,000 environmental grants | LGBT, low-income senior housing unveiled | Mapping crime, walks to school

Good morning, Eyes on the Street! We hope you're staying warm despite the severe temperature drop we experienced last night. Be glad you're not a stink bug. SEPTA pushed back…

    • The number of structurally deficient bridges is expected to grow

Why getting around Philly kept getting better in 2013

SEPTA’s funding predicament  SEPTA’s financial woes fit neatly into 2013. In January, we started the year with news that SEPTA would shrink without additional funding. SEPTA officials explained that with…

    • Leslie Hickman, deputy chief officer of NPT Integration, demonstrated how the NPT turnstiles will work

SEPTA’s New Payment Technology takes shape at Center City test facility

In October, SEPTA’s new payment technology (NPT) test facility was an empty former storage room with a plywood “turnstile” in one corner. Nine months later the NPT timeline has fallen behind…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

Hoard the tokens, SEPTA fares increase next week

SEPTA riders may want to stock up on tokens before the price jumps to $1.80 next week, and those who pay the cash fare for buses, trolleys and subways, should get…

    • SEPTA Transpass

SEPTA to impose TransPass limits

As part of its New Payment Technology (NPT) plans, SEPTA has proposed ride limits on monthly and weekly passes. If this is approved, Weekly TransPasses will be capped at 50…

    • SEPTA is working to phase out tokens and paper transfers by mid 2014

SEPTA to do away with paper transfers, charge full cash fare

As SEPTA moves toward New Payment Technology (NPT) and transitions from tokens to “smart media,” the authority will do away with another outdated payment form – the paper transfer.  At the…

    • Proposed SEPTA Regional Rail systems and zones

SEPTA answers initial fare hike, smartcard questions

The echoing ripples around SEPTA’s announcement of its upcoming fare hike have begun. As people realize they will be paying more and that all of this ties into the transition from…

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