Hundreds of senior citizens get SEPTA Key ID during Rep. Cruz’s events

PHILADELPHIA, April 11 – State Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Phila., announced that over 200 senior citizens signed up for their SEPTA Key ID card during three events held recently in different housing facilities.

“I know how important public transit is to our senior citizens and I want to make sure they are able to continue to use it to go to medical appointments, to the grocery store, and other various destinations. Public transportation is a convenient, efficient and vital resource for getting around the city,” Cruz said.

Residents of Casa Caribe, Caribe Towers and Somerset Villas will now benefit from SEPTA Key, a 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.

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.