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District Offices
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9
Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone: (610) 282-0160
Fax: (610) 282-3955

191 Main St., Suite 104
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 965-5830
Fax: (610) 282-3955

56 W. Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Red Hill Borough Building
Red Hill, PA 18076
Phone: (215) 679-3152
Fax: (215) 679-3155
 
Capitol Office
5 East Wing
PO Box 202131
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131
Phone: (717) 783-1673
Fax: (717) 705-7012
SEPTA Senior Riders Reminded of Paper ID Phaseout for Seniors
7/11/2018
RED HILL – Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) reminds senior citizen riders of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) that the agency will phase out the PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card at the end of the service day on Friday, Aug. 31.

Instead, senior citizens have been encouraged to sign up for the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card for the past two years. According to the agency, most seniors who ride SEPTA have already made the switch to the SEPTA Key Senior Photo Identification cards. Sign-ups began in late 2016, and more than 136,000 Key Senior Photo ID cards have been issued.

Starting Sept. 1, seniors will need the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card to receive free rides on transit and discounted Regional Rail fares ($1 for travel in Pennsylvania). Valid Pennsylvania driver’s licenses and non-driver IDs with a magnetic stripe on the back can still be swiped at turnstiles and fare boxes; new licenses issued by PennDOT on or after July 2017 do not have magnetic stripes and cannot be used.

As a courtesy to SEPTA, my Red Hill office can help senior citizens residing in the 131st District apply for this new senior SEPTA Key Card. Because the cards take some time on SEPTA’s end to process, I encourage seniors to stop in my office as soon as possible to ensure minimal interruption of their transportation needs.

Seniors may stop by my district office, located at 56 W. 4th St., 2nd Floor, in Red Hill, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to obtain the new SEPTA Senior Pass. Constituents will need to bring along a valid driver’s license or PA photo ID. A staffer will complete a short form and take a photo which will then be submitted to SEPTA for full processing.

Seniors who sign up by Aug. 1 will have their SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID card mailed to them no later than Sept. 1. Same-day cards can be issued on weekdays at SEPTA headquarters (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and at Suburban Station's Accessible Travel Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To receive a SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card, applicants must fill out an application and show one of the following forms of identification:

• Pennsylvania Driver/Non-Driver ID.
• Birth certificate or baptismal certificate.
• Yellow PACE Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly).
• Statement of Age Verification from the U.S. Social Security Administration.
• Armed forces discharge/separation papers.
• Resident alien card or passport/naturalization papers.

For more information or questions about the SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID, visit here, or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.

Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Andy Briggs
717.260.6474
abriggs@pahousegop.com
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