Kirkland office offers SEPTA Key services for seniors

CHESTER, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, announced today that older residents can obtain their SEPTA Key photo ID card at his district office.

SEPTA Key is the modern fare payment and collection system being used by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. It offers seniors an alternative to using their Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

"Seniors rely on SEPTA to take them shopping, to appointments, and visit loved ones, so I want to help make their trips easier," Kirkland said. "My staff and I look forward to assisting our residents in getting their ID card."

The new Key cards have contactless chips, so all riders will have to do is pass it across the face of the validator to pay for their ride.

Kirkland said seniors should call his office at (610) 876-6420 to make an appointment to get their picture taken and get their ID card. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 401 Avenue of the States in Chester.