When we last checked in on the SEPTA SmartCard — which is now basically the Mr. Snuffleupagus of Philadelphia Things — things were, um, ah, going. You know, the way your novel/home repair project/couples therapy is… “going,” in that, yeah, for sure, no doubt, it’ll be all wrapped up and good to go by, what, 2015? Well, SEPTA, we’ll break this to you now so you can get used to the embarrassment (if, in fact, this is a feeling you are capable of): By then, NYC will be phasing out its MetroCard system altogether (now 20 years old, natch) in favor of a handy smartphone/keyfob system that will eliminate the need for cards altogether — the very same types of cards, by the way, that you guys are still obsessing over like a small middle eastern country cramming to understand nukes.
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