Coins, the new cards

    SEPTA may be looking towards electronic fares, but it’s back to basics for Regional Rail parking fees. 
    As the Philadelphia Inquirer reports this morning, the transit agency is returning to coin-operated parking after magnetic cards have proven to be error-prone.
    The cards “have a tendency to become demagnetized when they came in contact with a cell phone or other electronic device, which wipes out the value stored on the card.”
    SEPTA hopes to include a parking-lot payment feature as a part of it’s electronic fare system – until then, don’t leave the house without a jingle in your pocket.

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