Demand for SEPTA Pope Passes Lower Than Expected

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What if Pope Francis visited, and not quite everybody came?

Yes, we’ve warned that crowds for the pope’s late-September visit could actually be bigger than the official estimates of 1- to 2 million visitors. But now there’s a reason to believe the crowds will be of much more manageable size:

The agency didn’t get nearly as many entrants into its lottery for regional rail passes for the pope’s visit as expected. Of course, that...

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