Beginning Monday, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) will no longer need tokens. The "travel wallet" will be introduced to the Key card program which allows travelers to "load up anywhere from $10 to $250 dollars to use for the subway, trolleys and buses."
According to the Philly Voice, this new feature is being called a "big step" in phasing out the token which is the "next evolution in the program," according to Andrew Busch, a SEPTA spokesperson.
It of course will be starting off rather minute, and passengers must have a SEPTA key card. From there, they can load money on to the card at the sales office or kiosks at 1234 Market St. Eventually passengers can load money via phone and online, but that is "still far in the future" and tokens will still be accepted.
"Since it's such a big step we want to start small and then build it out," Busch said. "We're definitely excited to get it out."