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SEPTA Reminds Customers Of Medicare Card Phase-Out

Transit News | January 18th, 2018

With most senior citizens and riders with disabilities who previously used Medicare Cards now transitioning to the new SEPTA Key Photo ID Cards, SEPTA is reminding senior and reduced fare customers that Medicare and Railroad Retirement cards are no longer accepted for free- and reduced-fare rides effective, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

Riders with disabilities, who have not previously registered with SEPTA for the Reduced Transit Fare Program for Persons with Disabilities are urged to do so as soon as possible. After January 16, the only forms of identification accepted for half-fare service on all SEPTA routes will be:

  • SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card
  • Paper Pennsylvania Reduced Transit Fare ID Card (green card)

Because Reduced Fare Key Cards can be loaded with funds and require verification of medical documentation, Reduced Fare applications must be submitted in person at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or at the Accessible Travel Center (Room 108) in Suburban Station, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. To assist those remaining customers who have not registered for the SEPTA Key Reduced Fare Card – particularly those who do not have a paper Pennsylvania Reduced Transit Fare ID Card or are infrequent riders who may not be aware of the change – SEPTA is holding Reduced Fare Application and Outreach events in each County from mid-January through the end of February.

Dates in Bucks County include:

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Warminster Regional Rail Station
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Visit Bucks County (3207 Street Rd., Bensalem)