First, the sale of SEPTA’s “PopePass” got totally muffed by a website that wasn’t quite ready for such an extreme level of interest. Then, they ran a lottery so that those who really wanted passes could have a shot at getting them.
When the dust settled, 38,013 people registered for a chance at a total of 350,000 tickets (175,000 each day). Those people, all together, only asked for 328,045 passes. So, YOU’RE ALL WINNERS! That leaves, after all of this nonsense, 21,955 passes leftover. So, what to do now?
SEPTA has said they’re looking into selling the passes at “Center City stations and Regional Rail stations.” So these passes were so hard to get they crashed a website, inspired a lottery, and will now just be able to be purchased at the station? We’re really killing it out here guys. The whole city is just looking great.
Kyle: Meanwhile, the Reading Terminal Market isn’t even sure they’ll be able to open. At this point, the only thing keeping us from being a second-rate city is the delicious roast pork sandwich at DiNic’s… and visitors might not even be able to get one!