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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

SEPTA Key is almost here, “Quick Trips” feature now offered at three South Philly station

The launch of SEPTA Key, the token-less system that we’ve been anticipating for what seems like forever now, is almost here. Late-November is when Key is finally expected to launch.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

In the meanwhile, SEPTA is adding some new payment options. “Quick Trips” is being introduced at three stations in South Philly to allow passengers to pay for a single trip ticket of $2.25 without needing to have exact change for the teller, instead this fare can now be paid with credit and debit cards.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

11th and Reed trolley tracks have finally been removed

Last summer it was announced that the trolley tracks at 11th and Reed, along with about 20 other intersections in the city, would be removed. The inactive Route 23 tracks have been a hazard to bicyclists and drivers alike for years now, since the trolley stopped service over 20 years ago.

Over the weekend the tracks were finally removed at the Passyunk Square intersection.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Newbold 

Spotted: SEPTA installs bike racks at Tasker-Morris station

We all know that bike theft is a huge problem in the city. For some commuters, it can be a bit of a deterrent from cycling as a form of commuting. SEPTA has now come up with a solution to get more people riding their bikes to the Broad Street Line subway stations.

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A bike rack has been installed underground at Tasker-Morris to create a new option for commuters to lock up their bikes in a designated location at the station.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Today’s the first day for SEPTA Key, but not everyone can get rid of their tokens just yet

SEPTA Key has been delayed again and again over the past few years. Now today, Monday, June 13, is the beginning of the service for a select number of customers.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

A total of 10,000 passengers will become “early adopters” of the program today, starting with weekly and monthly passes. As of right now, there is only one location in South Philly that will be offering Key.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Two South Philly SEPTA routes to test out new emissions-free buses

Earlier this week it was announced that SEPTA would receive a Federal Transportation Administration grant that would give the transit authority close to $2.6 million to bring emissions-free buses to the city.

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Photo from Proterra

If you happen to be a frequent bus commuter in South Philly, you may be one of the first to test out these new buses. The pilot program prior to the release of these buses citywide involves just two routes. The Route 29 bus that runs from Pier 70 to 33rd and Dickinson, along with the Route 79 bus that runs from Columbus Commons to 29th and Snyder, are the first two lines that will be introducing this more eco-friendly commuting option.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Snyder SEPTA station will be the first South Philly location to offer new Key cards in June

We’ve been anxiously awaiting SEPTA’s step into the future with a token-less system for years now. SEPTA Key was originally set to be unveiled in 2014, only to have the release date pushed back again and again. Now there’s finally an official date for the program to begin.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

June 13 will mark the beginning of the SEPTA Key, but not everyone will be able to use it right away. This release date is meant specifically for “early adopters,” including 10,000 passengers who will be able to buy a weekly or monthly pass. If you want a pass in South Philly, you’re going to have to get it at the Snyder Avenue station on the Broad Street Line.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Will we ever get SEPTA Key? Release date gets pushed back again

April is almost here, so where is SEPTA Key? Our transit system’s step into the future has been delayed yet again.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

SEPTA Key kiosk at Tasker/Morris Station.

As of December, SEPTA was still on track for an April rollout. So when will we see those Key kiosks in action? If all goes well at an upcoming meeting, we might be seeing the launch of Key in June.

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