Changes to start soon for SEPTA ‘smart card’ system

SEPTA riders soon will see the first faint stirrings of the future, as workers begin measuring, marking, and testing at subway stations around the city.
Crews are preparing the way for SEPTA’s long-delayed “smart card” fare system, which is to go live late next year on subways, buses, and trolleys. For Regional Rail, the system won’t be ready until 2014.