The following information is especially for seniors who ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles. Examples of public transportation are PAT busses and the T (light rail systems).
ACCESS transportation (a coordinated, shared-ride paratransit service) is not included.
Below please find information from the Port Authority webpage here (click Senior Citizens)
Seniors can apply for the Senior Citizen ConnectCard at the Port Authority’s Downtown Service Center and at several locations in the community. Find a complete list of locations and requirements on the webpage.
- The Senior Citizen ConnectCard allows seniors to ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles for free across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- The new Senior Citizen ConnectCard works just like a ConnectCard but does not need to be loaded with stored value or a pass. Simply tap your card at the fare box and be on your way.
- Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow PA Senior Transit ID cards indefinitely.
- Seniors who currently use their Medicare ID card to ride public transportation for free must obtain a Senior ConnectCard by December 31, 2019.