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Changes to start soon for SEPTA 'smart card' system.

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Philly Inquirer - "

SEPTA riders soon will see the first faint stirrings of the future, as workers begin measuring, marking, and testing at subway stations around the city.

 

 

Crews are preparing the way for SEPTA's long-delayed "smart card" fare system, which is to go live late next year on subways, buses, and trolleys. For Regional Rail, the system won't be ready until 2014.

 

 

Since SEPTA awarded a $129.5 million contract in November to ACS Transport Solutions Group of Columbia, Md., much of the work on the new fare system has been invisible, with designers and consultants drawing up plans and timetables.

 

 

SEPTA has set up a laboratory for testing prototypes of new fare equipment on the 18th floor of its Center City headquarters. A hallway there is lined with poster-size sheets detailing about 5,600 steps that must be completed to make the smart-card system a reality.

 

 

So far, only about 30 have been completed."

 

 

 

 

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I'd give them the green light. This has been a successful program in many cities, many transit companies coughscoughtcoughcough that dont have this system should get it

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