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Pay More to Get Going on SEPTA



    SEPTA commuters voice their frustration on the increases in fare prices that SEPTA will initiate on Monday, July 1. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports from the Norristown Transportation Center. (Published Friday, June 28, 2013)

    You should plan to fork over a little more dough when you get on the bus, subway, train or trolley this morning.

    A fare increase is going into effect for riders on the transit system serving Philadelphia and its suburbs.

    Last Rides on SEPTA Before Fares Go Up

    [PHI] Last Rides on SEPTA Before Fares Go Up
    Riding the train, bus or trolley on SEPTA is going to cost you more starting next week. NBC10's Tim Furlong reports.
    (Published Friday, June 28, 2013)

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's fare increase goes into effect Monday for riders on all its entities. The cost of a token will go from $1.55 to $1.80 and cash fares on transit lines will go up from $2 to $2.25. Riders on regional rail lines will see a variety of increases, ranging from 25 cents to $2.

    A “smart-card” electronic fare collection system is set to start in the fall.

    SEPTA announced the increases in March and says it's the first hike in three years. The increases are expected to bring in $25 million in additional revenue for the cash-strapped agency.

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    SEPTA Increases Fare Prices

    [PHI] SEPTA Increases Fare Prices
    SEPTA officials explain why they chose to raise fares during a time when cigarette and liquor taxes are under discussion for school funding and when Philly homeowners are starting to pay increased property taxes as well. NBC10's George Spencer reports.
    (Published Thursday, June 27, 2013)


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