SEPTA stopped selling tokens five years ago, but the transit agency announced Wednesday that it will no longer accept tokens as fares starting Jan. 1.
SEPTA has been using a token system for rides since at least the 1880s, but soon the tokens (currently worth $2 each) will go the way of the dodo.
In a statement released Wednesday, SEPTA said it is encouraging riders to use the tokens they have until the end of the year or bring the tokens to fare kiosks to convert them into SEPTA Key Card value.
Even after token sales ended in 2018, SEPTA still accepted tokens for bus and trolley fares, station kiosks and bus loop fares.
But come 2024, the token will be just a memento, or a reminder of a time before SEPTA key cards.
In announcing the change, SEPTA said the key cards cost $4.95 and are available at SEPTA offices and participating retailers.
For more information about the SEPTA Key Card program, please visit: septakey.org.