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.
Septa said it will not increase paratransit fares, and is slightly scaling back the increases on weekly and monthly passes.
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.
“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.
SEPTA held its first public information session on new payment systems in the works that could ultimately eliminate tokens and paper transfers.