24 Sep '15, 4pm

Hey, that's us! -> A (Ticket) Leap of Faith for Papal Rail Passes via @METROmagTweet #metro

Hey, that's us! -> A (Ticket) Leap of Faith for Papal Rail Passes via @METROmagTweet #metro

Earlier this summer, SEPTA's marketing team did a "PopUpPope" promotion, where they posed a Pope cutout at different stations and on trains and buses. Typically, when riding the rails in the Philadelphia region, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) customers can purchase daily, weekly or monthly passes — even onboard tickets — for their journeys. But the weekend of Sept. 26 to 27 will be far from a typical weekend in Philadelphia — Pope Francis will be in town, along with an estimated 1.5 to two million people attending public events along the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Such an exceptional occasion calls for special rail service and a different way of selling and distributing tickets to the several hundred thousand pilgrims — and regular customers — that will be riding SEPTA’s Regional (commuter) Rails lines during the Papal visit. Enter Ticket...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/410172/a-ticket-le...

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