SEPTA asking regional rail riders for input on new fare cards

SEPTA is hoping to award a contract for a new fare collection system soon.  Before that, the transit agency is asking for input from regional rail riders. How do you want the new system to work?

SEPTA is hoping to award a contract for a new fare collection system soon. Before that, the transit agency is asking for input from regional rail riders.

SEPTA’s Andrew Busch says now is the rail riders’ chance to have their say on how they want the new fare collection system to work. “Whether it’s going to be a one- or two-way system, and that’s the point where riders have a chance to express their thoughts and tell us what they are comfortable with. And that is going to be part of the process as we move ahead,” said Busch.

Busch says the use of smart cards and possibly even credit cards is going to make the long-delayed collection system state of the art.  

The system could take up to three years to be completely up and running.

SEPTA is asking for feedback at www.septa.org/npt.

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