SEPTA fare hikes begin today

SEPTA fares went up for the bus, train and trolley Monday.

Tokens purchased prior to that time will still be honored by the transit system. Unfortunately, that does not extend to the monthly and weekly passes which can only be purchased at the new rates, according to SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority approved across-the-board fare hikes in May.

The base cash fare for buses, subways and trolleys will rise from $2 to $2.25 on July 1. It will go up to $2.50 when a smart-card payment system is installed by the middle of next year.

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Riders who pay with tokens and transit passes will continue to receive a discount, but those prices are going up too.

Tokens will jump from $1.55 to $1.80. Weekly passes will rise from $22 to $24, while monthly passes will go up from $83 to $91.

This story originally appeared on the website of NBC10, with whom NewsWorks has a partnership.

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