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MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:16 pm There is mention about all the TVMs (fare kiosks) outside the farelines at the Center City stations to be in service. What about outlying stations - will there be any TVMs or TOM's (LIRR terminology for a Ticket Office Machine used by an Agent or Clerk to sell transportation fare media) that can handle the Key?Based on possibly outdated information, my understanding is that there will be NO kiosks or other forms of TVMs at outlying stations. As usual, SEPTA is citing issues of maintenance and vandalism - problems clearly unique to SEPTA given unusual maintenance requirements and highly-clever vandals not faced by any other transit system. This will of course continue to force intermediate and occasional riders to pay the #$%! on-board surcharge. In addition, it's also my (again possibly outdated) understanding that on-board e-payments will eventually be allowed but contrary to earlier announcements these too will be subject to the surcharge.
The July 8 change to no longer accept $50 or $100 bills on board should have little effectThis is the only change I'm not suspicious about. Neither denomination seems to be commonly used in daily commerce, nor do the great majority of ATMs in this country dispense them. The only situation that comes readily to mind would be a foreign visitor who uses a currency exchange at the Airport; in my travels to both the EU and Down Under I've found that high-denomination bills circulate more widely so a visitor may unknowingly expect the same here. Regardless, it will be uh, "interesting" the first time someone does get on with only a picture of Ben or Grant.
In closing MAJOR changes to SEPTA RRD fares are coming...Will the SEPTA Key be fully ready for them? MACTRAXXAccording to The Onion and Weekly World News, yes. Fully, completely, 100%. Put another way, is the Pope Buddhist?
Requiem for it's/its, your/you're, than/then, less/fewer. They were once such nice words with such different meanings...