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Introducing the Future of Fare Payment at SEPTA

After months of speculation and a few well-placed hints on our part, we are pleased to officially announce the name of our new fare payment and collection program -- SEPTA Key. The full transition of the SEPTA Key program is scheduled to take place in two stages - Transit (Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, and High Speed Lines) in 2016 and Regional Rail and our CCT Connect Paratransit services in 2017.

Starting with Transit, we will be introducing new turnstiles and Fare Kiosks at Transit stations; red framed card Validators will be installed on all Bus, Trolley, Trackless Trolley, and Norristown High Speed Line fareboxes; and we are creating new fare payment options including reloadable SEPTA Key fare cards and single ride fares.

You may have already started to notice new turnstiles, accessible gates, and Fare Kiosks at some Transit stations and Validators on vehicle fareboxes. The first of this equipment was installed last year as part of an advanced equipment test, and now we're preparing for the pilot testing.

Our transition to a new fare program will be different from any other large transit operation in North America because when we complete the roll out, all of our service modes will be part of SEPTA Key...More