Especially at faregates, nobody looks at the photo. A similar green arrow will appear on buses as well. . Quick Trips are available from Kiosks at all and stations. If increasing the frequency and reliability of our bus network means encouraging more transfers, then just about the dumbest thing we could do is charge people money for the inconvenience of transferring from bus to bus, or from bus to subway. Not only will we be able to use credit cards to pay for transit rides, and automatically refill our passes online, the payment system will introduce the city to a brand new technology--a technology that could combine with policy changes to drastically increase transit ridership, and meaningfully change the way Philadelphia residents and visitors get around our city. Of course the development process ended up wasting even more money, plus they built in ongoing costs of enforcement that were never an issue before e.
You can also call the Key Customer Call Center at to reload. I buy my ticket before I leave my home, and activate it when the train is pulling into the station. Lightning bolt rating: The Philadelphia Citizen will only publish thoughtful, civil posts. Hold my hand tight, for ahead lies madness. When I need more fares I can replenish the card. Time spent: 4 minutes Results: Success at last. It's also a good way to undercut some of the predatory financial services that market to low-wage workers.
My wife and I were early adopters in the second-step rollout, and in ~3 years we've never once been asked to present our mug shots for comparison. But I've also seen people say it worked for them. You begin by establishing a basic account and password. I wouldn't risk buying a weekly pass that wouldn't be worth anything after that week until the full roll out unless you put another weekly pass on it, but I assume people have been doing that already. I said it was a slow roll meaning they have only released a couple of formats - single trips and weekly passes.
First, left activists have been talking about the prospect of forming a public bank for Philadelphia as a campaign issue, and here we are about to roll out something that is pretty much that—at least from the customer's point of view. Source: my roommate loads money onto his card and pays with it daily. It's been working fine for 21 years now. Mainly because my office is like 30 sec from the station but I decided today is the day I stop using tokens and to investigate for myself. All of this is explained in great detail on the septa key website.
As an incentive to protect your Card against loss or theft, we will be offering a special promotion for all new Key Cards purchased on or after May 4th. If it's automated why not just load it with money and deduct everytime you use a septa service? Don't you have to show your card to the conductor on the railroad? Calling us is the best way to limit your possible losses. I admit that 2 of the 3 refusals, and 2 of the bus driver pleadings happened today, so this might be a sign of management telling cashiers and drivers to be more vigilant. I brought this up with an attendant at Snyder Station and the guy was like yea ummmmm maybe in the future. When will seniors get their new cards? Using a credit card, debit card or cash, you use the fare kiosk to insert payment and the kiosk will print a credit card-like teal piece of plastic for you right there. See cardholder Agreement for details. To stay in the loop on political news, events, and updates from Philadelphia 3.
We will never give or sell your information to a third party. What am I agreeing to? I suspect they have these weird fuckin hoops to jump through so that only a few people get to use the service at the moment. This will bring you to the Account Registration page. Monthly TrailPasses have a 240 ride limit. A Quick Trip gives riders the option to purchase their fare in the station without worrying about having a token or exact change beforehand. When will it rollout on Regional Rail? Now, if your card is declined when you tap at the validator, you will see a message that tells you why.
Doesn't sound like anything was solved. People would go nuts if they pushed this on everyone on day one and the system blew up and people couldn't get to work. That's why the regional rail system rollout hasn't happened yet. Fill in the fields with your information. Follow the prompts on the screen until you've completed the account creation process. Monday through Friday Closed daily, 12:00 p.
For now, those boarding at stops in between must still use passes or buy tickets on board. Some of the most popular bus routes are ones that run, more slowly, directly parallel to the Broad Street Line. I've also put money into my travel wallet by paying at 1234 Market St. Takes about 30 seconds and have never run into a problem. There's a reason why Xerox was dropped from consideration from many future fare system upgrades.
University pass programs aka deep discount group pass have been successful across the country. Over the next two weeks, the two busiest stations in downtown Philadelphia — Suburban Station July 16 and 30th Street Station July 23 — will both activate the turnstiles that have been installed for the platform entry of Regional Raid commuters. Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go versus using a weekly or monthly pass. The process turns out to be basic and easy. A Quick Trip is valid for one-way travel, and must be used on the day it is purchased. Time spent: Three minutes Result: A total delight. Next up is Regional Rail.