from the inbox:
Say “au revoir” to winter and “bonjour” to spring by purchasing SEPTA’s Independence Pass to travel to “Springtime in Paris,” the 2011 edition of the Philadelphia International Flower Show. The Flower Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 6-13. Discounted Flower Show tickets — $26 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-16 — are also available through SEPTA. For details, visit shop.septa.org.
SEPTA’S “One Day Independence Pass” and “Family Independence Pass” offer riders convenient, economical and unlimited one day travel on all SEPTA trains (with the exception of Regional Rail trains arriving to Center City before 9:30 a.m. on weekdays), trolleys and buses.
The Flower Show is open Sundays, March 6 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday, March 7-11 from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Showgoers can beat the morning and evening commuter crowds by traveling to the Convention Center before and after rush hour.
The One Day Independence Pass costs $11 per person. The $28 Family Independence Pass provides unlimited travel for one family of up to five people, traveling together on any one day, on all regularly scheduled SEPTA service (at least one person, but no more than two, must be 18 years of age or older). While additional fees apply on Regional Rail travel to and from Trenton and West Trenton, NJ, passengers still save when purchasing Independence Passes over individual rail tickets.
Passes can be purchased in advance — they are not activated until the month and date they are punched by a SEPTA operator, cashier or conductor.
Independence Passes and discounted Flower Show admission tickets are sold at all SEPTA Regional Rail Ticket Offices, SEPTA Sales Offices, the Transit Museum Store and SEPTA Sales Office at 1234 Market Street and online at shop.SEPTA.org.
Independence Passes can also be purchased on board SEPTA Regional Rail trains. The cash fare receipt provided by conductors will serve as the Independence Pass for travel on Regional Rail trains. Customers planning on using bus, subway or trolley service can exchange the cash fare receipt for the Independence Pass at a SEPTA Ticket or Sales Office.