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SEPTA launches site to promote smart card

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.

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