The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has given companies more time to respond to its request for proposals for a fare-collection system, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Originally the deadline was set for Tuesday but it now has been has been pushed back to May. A contract isn’t likely to be awarded until at least September.
The smart card system will replace the tokens, tickets and magnetic-stripe cards that passengers now use. The agency also wants passengers to be able to use credit cards, prepaid cards and cell phones.