Only SEPTA tokens and Amtrak passes still require transit checks. Your other Transit purchases can now be made directly through the online ordering system. TransitChek® vouchers look like a personal check with a pre-printed amount. They come in denominations of $15, $30, $35, and $65. Up to $125 worth of TransitCheks® may be purchased through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis, which also includes a Penn 5% subsidy. The following regional transit providers participate in the TransitChek® program: SEPTA, DART, NJ Transit, Amtrak and PATCO. To order TransitChek® vouchers, click here.

New! Commuter Check Card Prepaid MasterCard®¹

Use this new Prepaid MasterCard accepted at Transit Agencies, fare vending machines and designated transit retail centers that sell transit passes, tickets, fare cards, and SEPTA tokens and accept Debit MasterCard® for payment. The Commuter Check Card offers the security of electronic funding—no longer relying on USPS mail. To change your enrollment click here and follow the steps to access your ADP account. For details please review the FAQ page.

PATCO Freedom Pass

Penn offers up to $125 through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis, which also includes a Penn 5% subsidy to full-time faculty and staff who participate in the PATCO Freedom Pass Program. To get a PATCO Freedom Card or to change your payroll deduction amount, click here.



¹“The Commuter Check Card Prepaid MasterCard is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.”