Seniors with SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID cards can ride regional rail for free

Seniors with SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID cards will be eligible for free regional rail rides starting Sept. 1.

SOURCE: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Beginning on Sept. 1, seniors with SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID cards will be eligible for free regional rail rides.

The move to the new SEPTA Key Senior IDs was announced in 2016. Since then, more than 150,000 seniors have been issued the new cards that allow them to access the free regional rides benefit.

SEPTA announced the elimination of the previous $1 fee for regional rides as part of the phase out of paper PA Senior Citizen Transit ID cards.

The free regional rides are an added benefit for seniors who switch to the new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID cards.

In addition to the free regional rail rides, discounted half-fares for seniors traveling to and from New Jersey and Delaware are available.

Additional information and applications to apply for the SEPTA Key Senior Photo IDs are available at state Sen. John Sabatina Jr.’s district offices at 8016 Bustleton Avenue (215–695–1020) and 12361 Academy Road (215–281–2539). ••