New Options for SEPTA Commuters

SEPTA made the key cards available again for passengers starting February 13, 2017 and continuing until March 3. The cards will be available at certain stops along the Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line, and bus loops.

The newest edition to the Key Program is the Travel Wallet. SEPTA’s Chief Press Officer, Andrew Busch, told Temple Update how the Travel Wallet is a little bit different than the regular Key Card.

“So, with the key we started out making weekly and monthly passes available and now we’re slowly getting into the Travel Wallet portion, which is a pay as you go,” Busch says.

Passengers can load a minimum of ten dollars and a maximum of 250 dollars onto their card at Major SEPTA Sales Offices, Fare Kiosks at certain locations, by calling the Key Customer Call Center at 855-567-3782, or the ecommerce website.

The travel pass is fairly new for students in the Philadelphia area. Temple student Adam Rayan thinks the Travel Wallet is a great idea, but has not had a chance to use it yet.

“I don’t have one personally, but I mean it’s a good idea. I just don’t use SEPTA enough to get one if you know what I mean,” says Rayan.

SEPTA has plans to eliminate the use of all tokens and move to only using cards. They also plan to create an app for passengers to be able to connect their card to their account on the go with a click of a button.

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