SEPTA's rollout of its new fare system is taking another step forward Monday, with the introduction of cards for senior citizens and a system that will allow riders more flexibility in using the SEPTA Key card.
People who already have the cards will be able to maintain accounts on their SEPTA Key cards in a way that mimics the E-ZPass system. Senior citizens will receive cards with photo IDs that will grant them free travel on SEPTA's subways, buses, and trolleys, and the Norristown High Speed Line.
The SEPTA Key cards debuted in June and eventually will replace all of SEPTA's fare systems, including tokens. The card is not yet usable on Regional Rail during the week, but SEPTA has said it would begin making it functional for rail commuters next year.