SEPTA continues to tweak their relatively new key card program and it seems the newest adjustment may be a boon to short-term transit riders, and riders using cash to pay their fare.
This week, SEPTA announced that it’s lowering the minimum required load for a key card from $5 to $1, in response to customer feedback.
The change is “aimed specifically at addressing the concerns of riders who may need to replenish their Travel Wallet on a daily or per-ride basis with cash,” according to a statement from SEPTA. The transit agency has been slowly rolling out the new minimum at various stations around the city, and it’s currently available at several stops along the MFL and Broad Street Lines. The new minimum will be available at all subway stops by July 8, according to SEPTA.
For now, you can find the $1 load option at: