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SEPTA mulling a new transfer policy

SEPTA is proposing a new way of dealing with transfers under the new smart card system that will differ significantly from what other transit agencies have adopted as they modernized their…

SEPTA proposes flat capital budget for 2013

The authority’s bus purchase program, costing $59 million, is the most expensive item in the budget, with $53 million allocated to vehicle overhauls and another $53 million going toward debt service.…

    • SEPTA awards $129.5 million contract to build new fare system

SEPTA awards $129.5 million contract to build new fare system

SEPTA took a step into the 21st century Thursday, with its board approving a contract of up to $129.5 million to build a new fare collection system.The award went to…

SEPTA delays smart card contract until November

SEPTA has put off awarding a contract to build its new fare collection system until next month, according to spokesman Richard Maloney.The authority had originally hoped to announce a winning…

    • SEPTA releases smart card survey

SEPTA releases smart card survey

Now that Philadelphia's surrounding counties and regional transit planners have had their say, SEPTA is giving its riders a chance to weigh in about their preferences for the design and implementation…

    • Smart card working group pans one-way fare collection plan

Smart card working group pans one-way fare collection plan

A report put out by a smart card working group gives some clues as to how the new fare payment system may be implemented on SEPTA’s regional rail system. The…

    • SEPTA to award smart card consulting contract

SEPTA to award smart card consulting contract

SEPTA got one step closer toward implementing a new fare card system Thursday, when the SEPTA Board's administration committee reviewed a $9.2 million consulting contract with LTK Engineering Services.Project head…

    • SEPTA evaluates different smart card options

SEPTA evaluates different smart card options

PlanPhilly has obtained estimates by SEPTA that lay out the projected costs of implementing the smart card fare collection system on regional rail.The numbers were discussed during a private meeting…

Philadelphia Human Relations Commission appeals SEPTA decision to high court

The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court last week seeking to overturn an appellate ruling that exempts SEPTA from the city's nondiscrimination law.An April…

    • SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

Increased ridership continued to help SEPTA's budget picture in February, according to the SEPTA Board's monthly financial report.Ridership was up for the seventh consecutive month and 7 percent better than…

SEPTA to hold smart card info session

Riders will have a chance to catch a glimpse at the new smart card system at SEPTA headquarters next month.The authority announced Thursday that it will be holding a new…

    • Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

Why Boston abandoned its one-way fare experiment

If SEPTA ends up adopting a one-way fare collection system for regional rail, it will be blazing fairly new ground.Almost no other major tgransportation system has tried something similar.But…

Transit advocates want a test of one-way fares

The Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers wants SEPTA to test out a one-way fare proposal on two regional rail lines before adopting it system-wide.One-way fares, in which riders would…

    • Transit advocates prod CAC on smart cards

Transit advocates prod CAC on smart cards

The region's major transit advocacy group prodded SEPTA's Citizen Advisory Committee to get more involved in the authority's signature smart card project last night.Matt Mitchell of the Delaware Valley Association…

    • SEPTA gets smart card assist from PIDC

SEPTA gets smart card assist from PIDC

The first death knell sounded for the era of the token this afternoon, as the SEPTA Board approved an innovative financing plan that would pay for a new smart card fare…

SEPTA loses out on stimulus money for smart card

SEPTA finished out of the money in its latest effort to get federal stimulus funds to help cover the cost of implementing a new smart card system.The authority had applied…

    • Toronto bus driver tries out a new farebox, equipped with a Metro Pass reader. TORONTO STAR

SEPTA still relying on its "farebox of the future"

With SEPTA so focused on bringing its fare card system into the 21st century, most riders probably don't realize they already swipe their TransPasses and drop their tokens into a…

    • A deeper look at smart card process details

A deeper look at smart card process details

Documents PlanPhilly obtained from SEPTA through an open records request several weeks ago laid out a plan for implementing a new smart card fare collection system on regional rail that could…

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A quick look at SEPTA's potential smart card vendors

SEPTA documents obtained in an open records request, indicate that three companies are bidding for the contract to design and build the authority's new smart card system: ACS Transport Solutions Group…

SEPTA applies to TIGER II grant program for smart card

SEPTA submitted an application Monday to try to get federal stimulus money to help pay for part of the new smart card system.As previously reported (http://planphilly.com/septa-4), SEPTA is…

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