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District Office
1032 N. Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902-1055
Plumstead Township
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F *
Phone: (215) 489-2126
Fax: (215) 489-2129
*District office is handicapped accessible

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Hon. Marguerite Quinn 
141 East Wing
PO Box 202143
Harrisburg PA 17120-2143
Phone: (717) 772-1413
Fax: (717) 783-3793
Quinn Reminds SEPTA Riders of Paper ID Phaseout for Seniors - Seniors can stop by district office to apply for Key Card
7/6/2018
DOYLESTOWN – Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) reminds senior riders of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) that the agency will phase out of 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 office can help senior citizens of the 143rd District apply for this new senior SEPTA Key Card,” said Quinn, who serves as the chairman of the House Transportation Committee’s Mass Transit Subcommittee. “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.”

She explained that the new picture ID card works with the new fare system that SEPTA is working on implementing across its system.

Seniors may stop by Quinn’s district office 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. Please call Quinn’s office at (215) 489-2126 for more information.

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 the SEPTA website, or call SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.

Representative Marguerite Quinn
143rd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Jennifer Keaton
(717) 705-2094
jkeaton@pahousegop.com
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