SEPTA is reminding seniors key photo ID Cards are needed for free rides starting Saturday, September 1. SEPTA is now requiring a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, or a Non-Driver ID with a magnetic strip to obtain the free rides.
SEPTA will no longer accept Paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards (yellow and blue paper cards). Instead, the senior free ride program applies to people 65 years and older, and starting today the program will be extended to the Regional Rail in Pennsylvania, which will end the current $1 fare.
With these new rules, seniors will be able to tap and ride for free using their now required SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card. The change of these rules is part of the effort to eliminate paper, as they continue with the phase out of paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards.
The change will require some to register, therefore, the SEPTA Key Senior Transit ID Photo Registration Office in the SEPTA Headquarters Concourse will be open on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Staff will be available until all customers who are in line at 4:00 PM have been given their cards.
Anyone seeking more information can call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.
WBCB’s Keith Noonan contributed to this post.