That's why the regional rail system rollout hasn't happened yet. The only hiccup is the people in this thread who went and get a beta travel wallet-equipped key card from 1234 Market last month. My suggestion is sit tight until the pass is officially released. I suspect they have these weird fuckin hoops to jump through so that only a few people get to use the service at the moment. It would be better to encourage people to take a crosstown bus trip and transfer to the Broad Street line, but people avoid doing this, and it doesn't help that there's an extra charge for it. Lightning Bolt Rating: Method Two: At a fare kiosk at Walnut-Locust Station. They'll activate like a quarter of them Later on in the fall once all the tourists leave, what they will do is deploy it fully.
I don't have a key, so I only have others' taps to look at - but they seem pretty laggy, too. That's the same situation now. But when doing this online or at a kiosk is next to impossible the whole affair becomes hopelessly confusing. Visit for more information about Mastercard Zero liability. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. The taps count as one ride for people with daily, weekly or monthly passes.
So back to where I was - I guess we'll know which for sure soon enough. Over the next two weeks, the two busiest stations in downtown Philadelphia — Suburban Station July 16 and 30th Street Station July 23 — will both activate the turnstiles that have been installed for the platform entry of Regional Raid commuters. And let me charge it online instead of through some dumbass machine. Tuesday through Friday; 8:00 a. Negotiated Group Rates There's no such thing as a free lunch, except there is, and it's negotiated group rates for transit passes. Only six crosstown lines have on-peak headways of 12 minutes or less, which is really the upper limit of what can be considered frequent service, and it only gets worse off-peak. The way we have rolled this out incrementally, we've been able to watch very closely how we've been able to rollout all of the features, been able to respond individually to customers.
Spirited discussion and unpopular opinions on public figures and organizations are fine. New turnstiles installed at the five main Philadelphia stations will now serve as the primary point of fare collection. There's a reason why Xerox was dropped from consideration from many future fare system upgrades. From what I recall you had to go to go to a specific office at a specific time during a specific week. The planners I spoke with told me there was an obsession inside 1234 with reproducing nearly every aspect of the prior crazy-quilt fare system; they were terrified that a more streamlined system would bring in less revenue. There are some difficulties surrounding the transition. They really want your feedback.
These funds can then be used to pay for individual rides or towards the future purchase of a TransPass or One Day Convenience Pass. The shift away from tokens is a momentous change, but it's small potatoes compared to some of the economic changes that the cards will make possible. Why buy a key card if you're not gonna use it? I pass this secret on to you, dear reader. This will bring you to the Account Registration page. Follow the prompts on the screen until you've completed the account creation process.
A Quick Trip is good for use only on day shown on front. If you prefer to go to your legislator's office, you will receive your card in the mail in approximately 4 weeks. You can load money to your Mastercard debit card by visiting a participating third party retailer. For those worrying about transportation funding cutbacks at the federal and state level, this is by far the easiest and least controversial way to starting to build a stronger and more predictable local revenue stream for transit. People who are trying to get ahead of it are having problems. When I need more fares I can replenish the card.
Calling us is the best way to limit your possible losses. Some of the most popular bus routes are ones that run, more slowly, directly parallel to the Broad Street Line. Please contact Customer Service at 1-855-567-3782 to get more information. I wouldn't be surprised if it makes it worse. He went under the hood of my account and in minutes had everything sorted. You don't need to, but you should.
I've also put money into my travel wallet by paying at 1234 Market St. Monday through Friday; 8:00 a. Srivastava said he was confused even though he rode Regional Rail with some regularity when he used to live in Delaware. Fill in the field with your information and follow the prompts to complete the process. Certain fees may apply; see Cardholder Agreement for full details. The bulk fare contract policy was in place in Pittsburgh prior to the adoption of smart cards there, but the addition of smart cards makes the policy infinitely more scalable. The Fare Kiosks also accept tokens.
All of this is explained in great detail on the septa key website. Weekly TrailPasses have 56 ride limit. Maybe they've improved that since initial roll-out when I was paying attention. A Quick Trip is valid for one-way travel, and must be used on the day it is purchased. I said it was a slow roll meaning they have only released a couple of formats - single trips and weekly passes. This is of interest for a couple reasons. Key Card activation will roll out for the rest of Regional Rail throughout 2019, so you can expect to see it relatively soon at your local station.
Nobody really likes to transfer, but to oversimplify a bit, in many cases you can just run a lot more buses more frequently if you make people transfer more. The design is decidedly government-issued web 1. The turnstiles at Jefferson Station are currently in operation and will be followed by University City on July 2, Temple University on July 9, Suburban on July 16, and 30th Street by the end of July. Currently, people will take these long bus trips all the way from North Philly and Northwest Philly to Center City, seemingly just to avoid transferring. Quick Trips are available to purchase from Fare Kiosks at Market-Frankford Line and Broad Street Line stations. I thought that despite having faregates that conductors still check fares the old fashioned way. It's been working fine for 21 years now.