DeLissio senior constituents can get applications, photo taken for SEPTA Key ID card at district office

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced that constituents 65 and older can make an appointment at her district office to obtain an application and have a photo taken for their SEPTA Key photo ID card.


DeLissio’s district office is located at 6511 Ridge Ave. in Philadelphia. Constituents should call 215-482-8726 to make an appointment. 


SEPTA Key is the modern fare payment and collection system being used by the SEPTA. It offers seniors an alternative to using their Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID card as proof of age for riding free.


"A great number of our senior residents rely on SEPTA for their everyday travel throughout the city and suburbs,” DeLissio said. “My staff and I can help our older adult constituents complete the application and photo process for obtaining their SEPTA Key cards in a friendly and convenient location and my district office is that location.”


According to DeLissio, the new Key cards have contactless chips, so riders will only need to swipe it to ride for free.  


Currently, all Pennsylvania residents, age 65 years or older, who possess a PA Driver’s License or state-issued ID card can now use either form of ID to ride free on SEPTA transit.  Valid (unexpired) Driver’s Licenses or state-issued IDs can be swiped at turnstiles or onboard transit vehicles or shown to a Regional Rail Conductor.


“Meanwhile, as SEPTA phases in this new Key ID card system, call my office to make an appointment and we will register you to receive your new card. The appointment will take about 15 minutes.”


The free ride service for seniors is available on all SEPTA transit services, including buses, the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines, trolley and the Norristown High Speed Line. And regional rail fares for seniors continue to be $1.