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PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards No Longer Accepted for Travel Effective September 1, 2018

With the full transition of the SEPTA Key fare system, starting September 1st, PA issued Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards will NOT BE VALID FOR TRAVEL on SEPTA. Read more

Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, with a valid ID, ride FREE at all times on all Transit Routes (Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, Broad Street/Broad Ridge Spur Line, Market Frankford Line/Norristown High Speed Line) and $1.00 on Regional Rail for travel within Pennsylvania and 50% of the Weekday Fare for travel to/from New Jersey and the State of Delaware.

To Ride, Seniors Must Use One of the Following Valid Forms of ID:

PA Driver License
PA Driver License
Licenses issued by PennDOT after July 2017 cannot be tapped at the Validator or swiped at the reader - not valid for Senior travel
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
PA Non-Driver Identification Card
ID's issued by PennDOT after July 2017 cannot be tapped at the Validator or swiped at the reader - not valid for Senior trave
PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card
PA Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Female)

PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card (Male - Blue)
PA Senior Citizen
Transit ID Card (Male)

SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card
(Tap at farebox and turnstile for free travel on Transit and present to Conductor when paying the $1.00 fare
to ride Regional Rail. Visit the SEPTA Key microsite Senior ID Cards FAQ's for additional information)


To Obtain a Pennsylvania Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card

The application for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card is available to download or may be obtained in person at the Customer Service location at 1234 Market Street.

If you prefer to download, print and complete the Senior Citizen Transit ID application ahead of time, please make sure all fields above the words "This Section To Be Completed By Transit Agency" on the application are filled in. You may contact Customer Service at (215) 580-7800 to request an application by mail, or visit a Customer Service location.

Applicants for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card must appear in person to complete the application process. You will have your photo taken as part of the registration process.

Where to Apply for a SEPTA Key Senior ID Card

SEPTA Headquarters (Lower Lobby)
1234 Market St., Lower Lobby
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SEPTA Accessible Travel Center
Room 109 Suburban Station
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Participating Pennsylvania Senate and House offices in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties are also locations to have your photo taken for your SEPTA Key Senior ID Card. Residents of these counties can check with their legislative offices for details about completing the SEPTA Key Senior ID Card application process at local district offices in the SEPTA service area.

Applicants are required to show at least one form of accepted identification along with a completed application.

Accepted Forms Of Identification
Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers
Baptismal Certificate
Birth Certificate
Resident Alien Card
Yellow PACE Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly)
Passport/Naturalization Papers
Pennsylvania ID Card (Non-Driver)
Photo Drivers License
Statement of Age Verification from the U.S. Social Security Administration

Replacement of Lost Cards

Lost or stolen paper Senior Transit Identification Cards will be replaced one (1) time at no cost. A second replacement card will not be issued until one (1) year elapses from the date of the original replacement. To replace a lost or stolen SEPTA Key Senior Card you must immediately call the Key Customer Call Center at 855-567-3782 (this is not SEPTA Customer Service). The customer service representative will provide information on how to replace the Card.

Additional Information

The attachments below are available to view in PDF (Portable Document Format)

Senior Fare Information | Chinese | Spanish