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‘SEPTA Key Advantage’ Institutional Pass Program Expansion

 Continues Application Now Open to All Employers, Including Small Businesses 

PHILADELPHIA (March 15, 2023) – After a successful launch with large and medium-sized employers,  SEPTA is expanding its institutional pass program, called “SEPTA Key Advantage”. The Authority is  inviting all businesses in the region, including those with fewer than 50 employees, to participate in the  program. Screen Shot 2022-07-17 at 21.27.43

“We are excited to extend the benefits of SEPTA Key Advantage to all employers,” said SEPTA General  Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards. “This revolutionary initiative is already proving to increase ridership  at partnering institutions and bolster an inclusive recovery for the region.” 

SEPTA Key Advantage allows institutions to acquire SEPTA Key cards directly from the Authority and  distribute them to employees. Participants can use a new or existing SEPTA Key card for their pass. Just  like the Monthly Anywhere TrailPass, SEPTA Key Advantage passes can be used on all SEPTA modes.  Companies can enroll in the program as early as April 1 to receive May passes. 

In January, a new Philadelphia law took effect requiring businesses with 50 or more employees to offer  commuter benefits to their workers. Since then, several new companies have joined SEPTA Key  Advantage, including FMC Corporation, HealthVerity, ABC Senior Care, and Livent. 

Meanwhile, all three pilot partners – Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania Health System  (UPHS), and Wawa – continue to offer the program, and UPHS and Wawa are expanding their  participation. UPHS is including employees at all of its locations in the area, and Wawa is expanding the  offer from associates in Philadelphia to associates at all of its stores in the five-county region. With the  expansion of the pilot partners and new companies joining SEPTA Key Advantage, the total number of  eligible employees now exceeds 30,000. 

As part of Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed Fiscal Year 2024 Budget, the City of Philadelphia would  participate in SEPTA Key Advantage by offering the passes to all City employees. 

The Authority is also actively seeking a college or university to pilot the SEPTA Key Advantage UPass this  upcoming fall semester, as well as a commercial or residential landlord to pilot the program with its  tenants. 

Interested employers, schools, and landlords can apply and inquire about SEPTA Key Advantage here: For more information about SEPTA, please visit, follow @SEPTA on Twitter, or download the official SEPTA app.