(A Septa token vending machine.  File photo)

As SEPTA Fare Hikes Take Effect, Transit Agency Looks Beyond Tokens

This will be the last price increase ever for tokens. That’s because by this time next year, Septa predicts, there will be no more tokens.


(File photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Septa Tweaks Its Fare Hike Plans, Although Most July 1st Increases Remain

Septa said it will not increase paratransit fares, and is slightly scaling back the increases on weekly and monthly passes.


(File photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SEPTA Phasing Out Tokens By July 2014

SEPTA says it’s the last major US transit agency to use tokens. But, effective July 2014, tokens will be a thing of the past.


(File photo. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Mass Transit Advocate Is Mostly Upbeat on SEPTA’s Fare/Payment Overhaul

“Nobody wants to have to pay that, but the numbers are in line with inflation, (or) a little bit higher,” said Matthew Mitchell, president of the Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers.


(Philadelphia residents Eugene Stiles, left, and John D'Alessandro chat with SEPTA engineering consultant Marie Chua at Friday's public presentation.  Photo by John McDevitt)

SEPTA Shows Public Its Plan For Modernized Fare Collections

SEPTA held its first public information session on new payment systems in the works that could ultimately eliminate tokens and paper transfers.