Yes, but it will it have M/F stickers? AND WHAT EXACTLY WILL THAT EVEN STAND FOR?
When last we discussed that most Philadelphian of urban unicorns — the SEPTA Smart Card, which, PS, STILL DOES NOT ACTUALLY EXIST — it was, holy smokes, 18 months ago already. (Time flies when you’re having none!) Well, today brings some good-ish news: According to this post on SEPTA’s website, they’re getting there! One third of the way there, even!
SEPTA is implementing NPT [New Payment Technologies] in three phases over a three-year period. The first phase – design – is currently underway. Installation and implementation will begin on transit modes, including buses, trolleys and the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines, during the second half of 2013. By late 2014, SEPTA expects to extend the system to Regional Rail lines. CCT Paratransit and SEPTA parking lots will also be equipped with this electronic payment technology.
Think of it: Christmas morning 2013. Guess what’s in your stocking? THE FUTURE!