SEPTA Key

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Don’t Panic, Regional Rail Riders: The Next SEPTA Key Rollout Step Is Only a Drill

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. We’re about to find out if the old aphorism holds true when it comes to […]

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You Can Now Use the SEPTA App to Add Money to Your Key Card

Like most people, I typically refill my SEPTA Key Card by using one of the clunky metal kiosks at various SEPTA stations. My experience with […]

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How SEPTA’s Transfer Policy Makes Poorest Riders Pay Most Expensive Fares

As anyone who rides SEPTA knows, the past few years have been marked by considerable changes to the way you pay for trips, as the agency […]

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The Oldest SEPTA Key Cards Will Expire Soon, and They’re Not Even Fully Operational Yet

Remember how happy we all were, three years ago, when SEPTA finally released its futuristic Key payment system? What an improvement it was to go […]

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SEPTA Key Will Expand to All Regional Rail Zones Next Month

SEPTA Key has been “rolling out” for what seems like ages now. While it’s become second nature for most Philadelphians to swipe the green debit card for […]

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Congrats, SEPTA! You’ve Actually Made a Decent Website

SEPTA Key, the new-ish payment mechanism in which you load your subway fare onto a plastic debit card, has always been something of a contradiction: […]

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Seniors Will Soon Ride Regional Rail Free of Charge

Starting September 1st, SEPTA is waiving the dollar fee for all senior Regional Rail riders. Announced on Thursday, the move is part of transitioning Regional […]

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(Some) Regional Rail Stations Will (Soon) Start Accepting SEPTA Key

SEPTA announced on Thursday that it will launch an “Early Adopters” program for Regional Rail riders on August 1st. Starting then, passengers going to and from […]

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Monday Is the Last Day You Can Buy Tokens at SEPTA Stations

We know we’ve warned you about this moment a bajillion times now, but the day has really, finally come: Monday is the last day you […]

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SEPTA to Start Charging for New Key Cards

With the total phaseout of tokens now nearly complete, SEPTA has announced several changes to its card-based fare program based on feedback from riders like […]

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Here Are Details on SEPTA’s Token Phase-Out

Love it or hate it, SEPTA will begin phasing out tokens later this month. Per a plan released on Monday, the phase-out of token sales […]

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By Fare Means or Foul: Dueling SEPTA Key Reviews

We had two editors try out SEPTA Key, the long awaited transit payment card. One of them loves it.

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SEPTA Will Stop Selling Magnetic-Stripe Transit Passes

SEPTA will discontinue magnetic-stripe Transpasses and One Day Convenience Passes starting June 1st. It’s part of the transportation organization’s push to get riders on board […]

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SEPTA Wants to “Rebuild the System” With 12-Year, $7.3B Plan

SEPTA proposed an ambitious $727.2 million budget on Monday. The funding – which would reflect an almost $180 million increase over last year’s budget, if approved […]

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SEPTA Proposes New Fare Hikes

Come July, you’ll probably have to pay a little more to take SEPTA. The transportation organization just released fare hike proposals for the 2018 fiscal […]