SEPTA Begins Phasing Out Use of Transit System Token Coins

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is starting to remove token vending machines in its effort to phase out the coins for transit system payment.
Philadelphia is the last major U.S. city that still uses transit tokens.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports SEPTA first introduced tokens for students in 1968, but a token system had been in use since at least the 1880s.
The coins are being removed from circulation in favor of the SEPTA Key card and QuickTrips fare tools.