Thursday, March 14, 2013

SEPTA invests millions to continue rationing service

SEPTA riders face big changes starting July 1: "More than 200 high-tech vending machines will be installed in subway stations and bus terminals to sell the new smart cards, as well as one-day magnetic-strip tickets for occasional riders.

"We will have to do a huge outreach on all this," acknowledged chief financial officer Richard Burnfield. "It's going to take a lot of education, marketing, and information about the new changes that are coming.""

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Groundbreaking set for $26M transit center | Lehigh Valley Business

Groundbreaking set for $26M transit center | Lehigh Valley Business: "After more than a decade of speculation, actual construction for Easton’s $26 million transportation center project starts next month, with a groundbreaking ceremony near the end of March, according to the city’s mayor."

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Lebanon, Pa, free transit Tuesdays

Lebanon Transit encourages residents to 'Break up with your car' - abc27 WHTM: "Lebanon Transit is offering an incentive for new riders -- a free round trip ticket for any route, any Tuesday, between now and the end of June. There is an also an incentive for current riders.

"For the commuters that are already using us and are encouraging their friends to get on the bus, they can also go online at and register for a $100 Visa gift card," said Giurintano.

It will give new riders a chance to experience the benefits of public transportation, in hopes that they will become regular riders."

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