WEST CHESTER – January 29, 2018 – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that two upcoming SEPTA Key Reduced Fare enrollment events are scheduled to help senior citizens and those with disabilities prepare for SEPTA’s new electronic fare program.

Both events will be held at the Chester County Library on the following dates:

  • Friday, February 2 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Friday, February 23 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

The events are free and open to the public. No appointments are necessary.

The SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card is a reloadable, contactless chip, photo ID. It replaces the paper PA Reduced Transit Fare ID that riders with disabilities currently use to validate eligibility for the reduced fare travel privileges.

The SEPTA Key Senior ID Card is for Pennsylvania residents age 65 and older who access free and discounted fares.

It is important to know the differences in the programs and that SEPTA no longer accepts Medicare Cards as proof for purchasing a reduced fare under either program.

“My office has partnered with SEPTA to help ease the transition to their new electronic fare program. And it’s important that eligible riders take advantage of these local enrollment events,” Dinniman said. “Remember, those who do not attend these outreach opportunities will have to travel to SEPTA’s center city headquarters to receive a SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card.”

Due to the Reduced Fare Key Card’s ability to be loaded with funds and the necessary verification of medical documentation, applications must be submitted in person to SEPTA officials. 

Individuals applying should bring a valid, state-issued photo ID and their Medicare Card.

Please know that applicants that do not have a Medicare Card will need to have a Reduced Fare Application Form (MT-301) completed by a physician prior to attending.

For additional information on the application process, please visit http://www.septa.org/key/updates/2017-reduced-fare-card.html or call 215-580-7800.  SEPTA strongly recommends interested and eligible applicants review this information prior to attending one of the registration events.

Individuals that are not able to attend an outreach event will have to travel to SEPTA’s center city headquarters to apply in person for a SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card. 

Meanwhile, those over 65 can apply for a SEPTA Senior Key Card at Senator Dinniman’s West Chester District Office or any of the above enrollment events.  When applying, applicants will need to bring a valid state issued photo ID.  Their photo will be taken on site and SEPTA will mail them their updated Senior Key Card. 

For additional information on outreach events in the five-county region or to schedule an appointment for a SEPTA Senior Key Card, please contact Senator Dinniman’s District office at 610-692-2112.

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