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Typically, when riding the rails in the Philadelphia region, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 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.

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Mayor, transit officials discuss plans for Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

With as many as two million people expected to hit the city during the event, Mayor Nutter said Philadelphians should be prepared to walk a few miles or more, since private vehicles will not be a viable option and public transportation routes and schedules will be altered for efficiency and capacity purposes.

Mobile app helps MTS move San Diego Comic-Con attendees

Comic-Con — a five-day celebration of popular art and entertainment at the annual convention along downtown San Diego’s scenic bay front — attracts 130,000 attendees and the San Diego Trolley system handles more than 215,000 extra passenger trips during the festivities.

Urging the well-heeled to take public transit to Super Bowl

For the first time in the game’s history, there will be no drop-off zone for taxis or limousines, according to the report. With parking at a premium and strict limitations placed on passenger drop-offs, it is estimated that approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation.

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