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Mar. 6, 2013 9:00 am

Why don’t all SEPTA subway stations have token machines?

As SEPTA-takers might have already noticed, only about half of SEPTA’s subway stations have token machines. And, as SEPTA-takers know, that can be infuriating because it means forking out $2 (in exact change) for a ride that actually costs $1.55 — the cost of a token. “It’s a resource and manpower issue,” SEPTA spokesman Andrew […]

Photo from PlanPhilly.

Photo from PlanPhilly.

Photo from PlanPhilly.

As SEPTA-takers might have already noticed, only about half of SEPTA’s subway stations have token machines. And, as SEPTA-takers know, that can be infuriating because it means forking out $2 (in exact change) for a ride that actually costs $1.55 — the cost of a token.

“It’s a resource and manpower issue,” SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch tells PlanPhilly. More from that report here.

Fortunately, PlanPhilly reported, as part of SEPTA’s smartcard technology plan, it will be installing vending machines in every station. That’s scheduled to start September 2013.

Read the whole PlanPhilly story here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called β€œIt’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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