The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority will soon offer its one million daily commuters a new way to pay for fare. Riders will be able to use a SEPTA-issued smart card to pay for fares.

This upgrade is a long time coming for a major metro area that still relies on tokens and cash payment. Cashless payment for transit fare has proven to be more convenient and secure in numerous cities around the world. Philly will join the ranks of New York, Chicago and D.C. with the unveiling of its new program.
AlphaCard has resources on starting a transit pass program.