- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia’s transit system is poised to launch a new fare system that some say is the most sophisticated open pay systems of its kind.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1UGiXAK ) the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will begin rolling out SEPTA Key cards on Monday.

The cards will work on subways, buses, trolleys, the Norristown High Speed Line and on Regional Rail trains over the weekend.

SEPTA plans to have the electronic fare cards replace its current token- and pass-based fare system. Cards will become available to the first 10,000 people in the coming weeks.

Weekly passes will be available Monday. SEPTA will make a monthly option available beginning June 20.

Cash, tokens and credit cards can be used to buy cards. They can be reloaded online or over the phone.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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