You can finally add money, check your fare balance on the SEPTA app

Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2019 - 2:32 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA riders can now use their smartphones to check the balance and add money to their fare cards — yes, really.

It's a feature that commuters have been clamoring for since SEPTA Key's introduction three years ago.

Commuter have frequently complained that there was no mobile way to check how many trips were remaining on their cards, or what their Travel Wallet balances were.

"Those are some things that we heard from customers about not being to access that information on the go," added SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.

Now, you can access all of that information on the SEPTA app, rather than the previous methods of sifting through the SEPTA Key website or schlepping to a kiosk to view or manage your balance.

Currently, there are 1.2 million SEPTA Key cards in circulation, and about 200,000 downloads of the SEPTA app among Android and iPhone users.  

However, riders still cannot use a cellphone to pay for their SEPTA fare. Busch affirmed that function is in the works.