mcgrath618 wrote:I think the way you get the subway fares might actually be still be the only way to get a token nowadays, but I could be (and probably am) wrong.
According to the Drexel website https://drexel.edu/studentlife/get_invo ... portation/
, the 10% discount is only available for monthly passes purchased TWO MONTHS in advance. As a monthly pass it should be good for both transit and RRD service. However because monthlies are now loaded onto the Key, your cousin would have to find out how and whether it can be stored that far in advance ... plus of course they'd have to know two months out whether they'd be using it enough to break even
I'm not sure how it works for student fares, but to the best of my knowledge tokens are no longer directly accepted by cashiers or turnstiles at BSS/MFSE stations. On those lines the (formerly unrestricted) token fare is now available only via the Key card or, if you already have any leftover tokens, exchanging them for Quick Trip tickets at a vending machine. Another temporary alternative, albeit very kludgy, would be to use a token at any of the subway-surface stations that still haven't been turnstile-gated, then changing to the BSS or MFSE at the free interchange stations. Of course any payment via tokens or QTs doesn't allow transfers so again unless your cousin's usage is limited to single trips, that's barely reasonable financially.
Unless your cousin will be riding enough to justify the cost of a pass (minus 10% of course), s/he may be straitjacketed into buying and registering a Key, then loading funds onto it and paying per trip. That at least offers the $2 token fare and $1 transfer charge instead of getting scrued for the cash increment and lack of paper transfers.
Requiem for it's/its, your/you're, than/then, less/fewer. They were once such nice words with such different meanings...