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Phase-Out of SEPTA Token Sales at Vending Machines Concludes – Week of February 26 The gradual phase-out of token sales at vending machines on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Lines concludes this coming week. Sales of tokens at vending machines will end next week at the following locations: City Hall Station and Olney Transportation Center on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line. By the end of February, tokens will no longer be sold at cashier booths or vending machines on the Market-Frankford, Broad Street and Norristown High Speed Lines. SEPTA Key Ambassadors will continue to be at stations to assist customers in purchasing fares and transitioning to the SEPTA Key Card and Travel Wallet. A SEPTA Key Card, loaded with funds in the Travel Wallet, offers the same discounted fare as using tokens and transfers. 2, 5 and 10 packs of tokens will continue to be available at SEPTA Sales Offices at: SEPTA Headquarters (1234 Market Street, Philadelphia), 69th Street Transportation Center, Frankford Transportation Center, Olney Transportation Center and 15th Street. While SEPTA will continue to accept tokens for fare payment until notice, in March, SEPTA will begin phasing out token sales at the remaining Authority-owned locations, including major sales offices and Regional Rail stations. A full schedule for these locations will be announced in the coming weeks. Token sales at over 200 third-party retailers will also continue until further notice. The phase-out of token sales represents the next major step forward for the SEPTA Key fare modernization project. Customers who still use tokens and paper transfers are urged to make the switch now to a SEPTA Key Card, which are currently free with a $10 minimum Travel Wallet load. The Travel Wallet feature allows customers to add value to a SEPTA Key Card for tap-and-go travel on all Transit modes, including buses, city and suburban trolleys, trackless trolleys, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street-Line/Broad-Ridge Spur and the Norristown High Speed Line. Customers who currently use tokens, paper transfers or pay with cash can transition to the convenience, security and added features of the Key card.
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FY 2019 Annual Service Plan Open House – Tuesday, February 27 | Noon and 5:00 PM As part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Service Plan process, SEPTA is holding Public Open House Meetings prior to finalizing the Annual Service Plan later this year. The purpose of these meetings is to receive input from representatives of affected citizen groups, public agencies, elected officials and interested individuals regarding items included in the Plan prior to the tariff and public hearing process. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend one of the two Open House sessions on Tuesday, February 27. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM SEPTA Board Room 1234 Market Street – Mezzanine Level Philadelphia, PA 19107 The Annual Service Plan is a one-year plan that identifies new transit services or significant changes to existing services for the following fiscal year. The FY 2019 Annual Service Plan process began last August with SEPTA inviting the public to submit proposals for consideration. Submissions were received in accordance with SEPTA's Service Standards and Process guidelines, and have been or are presently being evaluated through the Comparative Evaluation Process. Implementation of recommended projects will proceed pending the outcome of the public hearing process, SEPTA Board approval, and available funding. Full details about the Open House and descriptions of the projects under consideration for inclusion in SEPTA’s Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Service Plan are available at http://www.septa.org/notice/fy19-service-plan-open-house.html.
My office is co-hosting an information session with Carpenters Regional Council and UBC Sisters In The Brotherhood for women interested in exploring a career in carpentry on Feb. 24 at Finley Recreation Center, 7701 Mansfield Avenue. See the flyer for details.
DONATIONS NEEDED: The 35th Police District is holding their 2nd Annual Toy Drive now through Dec. 16. You can bring a new or unused toy to District HQ at 5901 N. Broad Street. 35th Police District Advisory Council-PDAC
THIS SATURDAY: Join us and The North 5th Street Revitalization Project for the Winter Festival on North 5th Street from 12PM to 3PM, starting at La Calenita Bakery-Cafe, 5034 N. 5th Street, and ending at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch. We'll have caroling, free trolley rides, gifts for the kids, photos with Santa and more!
December 8, 2017 on the 1500 block of Wadsworth Avenue. Partner: Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Sponsors: PECO Einstein Health and Kitchen of Love Food Pantry.
Looking for something to get you in the holiday mood? We've got just the thing! We'll have children singing, gift-giving, wonderful holiday lights, warm drinks and plenty of cheer at our 9th Annual Historic Wadsworth Avenue Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Friday from 5-7 pm on the 1500 block of Wadsworth. We hope to see you there!
The Grand Re-Opening of the Logan Library on Nov. 4.
Veterans and their family members attended our Veteran's Day Coffee Connect at Mt. Airy Baptist Church on Nov. 10.
Students who released the "FIRST VERSE" CD were honored in Council on Nov. 4.
We'll be hosting our 9th Annual Historic Wadsworth Avenue Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 8 on the 1500 block of Wadsworth Avenue. Join us for food, face painting, hot beverages and performances by several youth groups as we light up Wadsworth.
TOMORROW: I'll be joining Kitchen of Love Food Pantry as we provide free meals for a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner at Upper Room Baptist Church, 7236 Ogontz Avenue, from 12p to 2p. Come on out! First come, first served.
We're teaming up again with the Kitchen of Love Food Pantry for a Pre-Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Tuesday, November 21st at Upper Room Baptist Church, at the corner of Ogontz and E. Tulpehocken. Come enjoy a free gourmet meal with friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!
We're hosting another Contractor Information Session with the Rebuild team on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Masjidullah, 7401 Limekiln Pike, from 10 am to 12 noon. Learn how you can apply for contracting opportunities and connect with existing resources for small businesses. #Rebuild