SEPTA Key has been delayed again and again over the past few years. Now today, Monday, June 13, is the beginning of the service for a select number of customers.
A total of 10,000 passengers will become “early adopters” of the program today, starting with weekly and monthly passes. As of right now, there is only one location in South Philly that will be offering Key.
There are a limited number of stations on the Broad Street Line and Market Frankford Line where you can pick up these passes. Your first chance in our neighborhoods is the Snyder SEPTA station.
When will the rest of the program be rolled out?
This phase of the pilot will last a few months, said Hickman. The next step, which will happen “sometime over the summer” will remove the 10,000 person cap, allowing everyone who missed out on the pilot to get a SEPTA Key for weekly or monthly passes. The kiosks will also expand: All 53 stations will have an active one, instead of the 13 locations for this pilot.
The full program is expected to be rolled out at the end of this year if all goes well.