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 projected, bringing passenger revenue for the fiscal year to $10.5 million, or 3.9 percent better than budgeted.
General manager Joe Casey also announced the creation of a mini-website to give riders more information about the upcoming smart card fare collection system. The authority will be having an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 1 to discuss the system.
The SEPTA Board also approved a number of contracts reviewed at board committee meetings last week, including a contract amendment to sell ads on the SEPTA website.