411 John & Maria Gambescia


This SEPTA token holder represents over twenty-five-plus years of strap-hanging, commuting to and within the City of Philadelphia, a.k.a. the City of Brotherly Love. This nifty red gadget holds one week of tokens (10) and always allowed me to know exactly how many tokens remained on my daily commute. It was a pleasure never having to scramble to the bottom of my briefcase only to release, as I stood before the bus driver, that NO tokens were left in the little plastic bag. I was born and raised in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia, but I surely consider myself a Philly guy, as I have lived my entire adult life in Roxborough, West Mt. Airy and now in East Falls with my lovely wife, Maria Festa-Gambescia. As a young college graduate, I started my commute to Center City riding the Route 44 bus from Bala Cynwyd to my legal assistant job with a law firm in the Packard Building at 15th & Chestnut Sts. After graduating from Villanova law school, I began riding the Rt. 27 and Rt. 9 buses from Roxborough and East Falls, eventually sitting right beside my beautiful soul mate, Maria.  Maria works with the First Judicial District court and I’m a career City Solicitor, Even more interesting is that my office building and the courthouse are located right beside each other between 15th & 16th & Arch Sts. Aren’t we a lucky couple!  So, since it’s the year 2016 and “tokens” will soon be a thing of the past, I thought that this SEPTA token holder would allow world commuters to seem how Philadelphians “paid their way back in the day.”  Safe travels, Yo!!!