SEPTA Key Travel Wallet Expansion Begins Monday
SEPTA Key has been out in the wild for a while now, but it still seems to be in beta test phase. You can put weekly and monthly TransPasses on a SEPTA Key, but the Travel Wallet feature has been limited.
Now, the rollout begins. SEPTA announced on Thursday that it will begin increasing the Travel Wallet availability starting on Monday and continuing throughout the month. You will be able to buy new SEPTA Keys at kiosks at various stations as the rollout goes on.
SEPTA has released a list of which stations will begin offering SEPTA Key purchases on which date. You can buy SEPTA Key Travel Wallets at kiosks at those stations once the functionality is added. You’ll be able to add funds to your Travel Wallets at those kiosks, too.
The functionality is even being added to major bus loop junctions throughout the month as well. Once you have a Key, getting on buses, trolleys and subways is easy: You just tap at the fare box or turnstile and go. No more trying to remember where you left those tokens!
“The future of fare payment is here for SEPTA bus, subway and trolley riders,” General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel said in a release. “This is a great time for customers to transfer to the SEPTA Key, and begin enjoying all the options and benefits it offers.”
You can put up to $250 on a SEPTA Key Travel Wallet, or as little as 10 bucks.
There’s more: Plan Philly’s Jim Saska reports that SEPTA Key kiosks for Regional Rail will begin a rollout next month at the Airport. Travelers riding SEPTA from the Airport to Eastwick, Center City and beyond will be able to buy QuickTrip tickets at the SEPTA Airport station. SEPTA says that rollout will begin before the NFL Draft begins on April 27th.
But if think you can’t ween yourself off tokens just yet, don’t worry: SEPTA will continue to take tokens for the foreseeable future.
Here’s the SEPTA Key Travel Wallet rollout plan:
Monday, March 13th: El: 11th Street, 13th Street, 15th Street; BSL: Cecil B. Moore, AT&T Station (Pattison), Walnut-Locust, Dilworth Park (City Hall), Olney; Buses: Olney TC
Tuesday, March 14th: El: 30th Street, 34th Street, Girard, Frankford Transportation Center; BSL: Erie, Fern Rock, City Hall
Wednesday, March 15: El: Spring Garden, 40th Street, 52nd Street, Erie-Torresdale
Thursday, March 16th: BSL: Ellsworth-Federal, Snyder, Lombard-South, Fairmount
Friday, March 17th: El: 2nd Street, 5th Street, 8th Street
Monday, March 20th: El: Arrott Transportation Center, 46th Street, 56th Street; BSL: Susquehanna-Dauphin, Spring Garden, Girard, Tasker-Morris, Oregon,
Tuesday, March 21st: El:: Church, Tioga, Allegheny, York-Dauphin, Huntingdon; BSL: Chinatown (Ridge Spur), Race-Vine, Hunting Park, Wyoming, Logan
Wednesday, March 22nd: BSL: Allegheny, North Philadelphia, 8th Street (Ridge Spur)
Thursday, March 23rd: El: Somerset, Berks, 60th Street, 63rd Street, Millbourne; Buses: Torresdale-Cottman, Wissahickon TC, 23rd & Venagno, Chester TC, Drexel Hill Junction
Friday, March 24: Buses: Cheltenham-Ogontz, Darby TC, 63rd & Malvern, 33rd & Dauphin, Norristown TC