SEPTA Key makes progress on its Regional Rail takeover

Justin Udo
July 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA Key is moving forward in its progressive takeover of the transit agency's payment system.

With the turnstile roto-arms in place and ready to go at all the agency's Philadelphia locations, SEPTA Key on Regional Rail is ready to get rolling.

On Monday, 30th Street Station became the final city stop to unveil the entrances, where riders in the Regional Rail Early Adopter program will be will be able to swipe their keycards.

"We're in the initial stages of the launch on the railroad," said Leslie Hickman, deputy chief officer for new payment technologies integration. "It's part of introducing the key system to the Regional Rail rider. We've been installing equipment for months on the railroad out in the outlying stations."

Hickman said those who opted for the Early Adopters program will be able to use their keycards at the stations Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

"Those customers who selected they want to be Early Adopters in Zone 4 will be able to tap on a validator and gain access into the system," she added.

SEPTA will incrementally roll out its SEPTA Key on Regional Rail.