August 02, 2018
The never-ending SEPTA Key rollout pushes on, this time with a bit of good news for the transportation service’s most tenured members: Starting Sept. 1, the $1 fee for Regional Rail rides for travel within Pennsylvania will be eliminated.
According to a release from SEPTA, the beginning of the new policy is set to coincide with phasing out paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID cards.
Starting Sept. 1, senior citizens will need a SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card (or valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID with a magnetic stripe on the back) to receive the free Transit and Regional Rail rides.
SEPTA says 149,000 Key Senior Photo ID cards have been issued since sign-ups began in late 2016.
Any senior who doesn’t already have a SEPTA Key Photo ID Card can get one – same-day – on weekdays at SEPTA headquarters (1234 Market St.) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Suburban Station’s Accessible Travel Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SEPTA also said it will fully provide refunds to senior citizens who have unused tickets after Sept. 1 if the original tickets are mailed to SEPTA Senior Ticket Refunds by the end of the year.