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SEPTA Begins Testing New Payment Technology

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It’s real, folks, and it may just take Philadelphia’s public transportation system out of the 20th century and into the future. Plan Philly reports that while the SEPTA’s New Payment Technology (NPT) is behind schedule, the prototypes for the new turnstiles have been unveiled and are currently being tested. The Continue reading »

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Watch: Child Left Alone at SEPTA Station

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It’s not uncommon to hear about people accidentally leaving their children alone in malls, hot cars, or other public areas… and that’s pretty much what happened after two women allegedly tried to avoid paying the fare for the Market-Frankford line. Cameras showed the child’s mother and grandmother trying to use the Continue reading »

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SEPTA to Jack Up Fares this Summer

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Sure, you may not have to search far and wide for tokens once SEPTA implements its $200 million New Payment Technology (NPT), but you will, unfortunately, have to pay more starting July 1st. According to Philly.com, this would mark the first fare increase for SEPTA in three years (assuming the SEPTA board approves). Here’s the Continue reading »

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SEPTA Promises: NPT Will Bring Vending Machines to All Stations

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Philadelphia’s public transportation system is about to undergo a renaissance, one that will (hopefully) thrust us from the dark ages of token technology into the high-tech world of 1999. Referred to as New Payment Technology (NPT), the token-less payment system is expected to be implemented by the fall of this Continue reading »

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SEPTA Gets Grant to Overhaul Engine of 1950s Train

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A relatively small change will potentially make a huge difference for SEPTA. Plan Philly reports that SEPTA is planning to overhaul the diesel engine of a train from the 1950s thanks to a $1.2 million dollar Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant from the EPA. The engine overhaul will save the Continue reading »

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SEPTA Plunges Into 21st Century, Begins “New Payment Technology” Initiative

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THE FUTURE IS ALMOST HERE. Our SEPTA frenemies are starting to undertake an enormous project, one that will ultimately thrust them out of their current, Chuck E. Cheese’s token-system and into the 21st century. Plans for SEPTA’s “New Payment Technology” (yes, that’s the best name they could come up with) were Continue reading »

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New “Green” SEPTA Buses Are a Lie

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Everything is coming up roses for SEPTA. Just a few weeks after Philadelphia’s own transit system was named the best in all of North America, the American Public Transit Association awarded SEPTA Gold Level Recognition for Sustainability, citing, among other things, our recent influx of hybrid buses. But as Hidden City Continue reading »

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