And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Septa Smart Cards, Back On Track?

Amazingly, Septa ridership has been up, bringing passenger revenue for the fiscal year to $10.5 million, 3.9 percent better than budgeted. A mini-website was also launched with more information about the Smart Card. The Septa Board also made a few amendments to sign contracts that will allow ad sales on the website. Yes Philly, we are finally, slowly adapting to the ways of the world. For those of you who are super into this, they’ll be having an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 1 to discuss the system. If you are so inclined, please go and tell them how not to be idiots.

So there you have it: The world is not totally made of shit. Have you got some good news? If so, send it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com with “GOOD MOTHERFUCKING NEWS!” in the subject header — we’d love to hear about it.

  • barryg

    It’s way more than smart cards, as the website shows. You will be able to wave your cell phone at a turnstile/farebox.

  • MH

    This better not be one cruel April Fool’s joke.

  • tomyownrhythm

    Can I just point out that SEPTA chose April Fool’s Day to hold an information session on a service that has been promised then yanked more times than I can remember? This is either an oversight, or an epic prank.