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    SEPTA board approves smart card plan

    SEPTA’s board approved yesterday a plan to implement a smart card system by borrowing $175 million.

     

    The authority will hire a contractor to install the fare system as early as May or June, the Associated Press and Inquirer report.

    But it could take up to three years before riders can replace their tokens, tickets and transpasses for the already-delayed smart cards.

    Contractors will begin bidding next week.

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