FAQs Commuter FAQs
This change does not impact Penn’s Commuter Pass Program. The changes that SEPTA made relative to their roll-out of SEPTA Key apply to riders who purchase their fare products directly from SEPTA as part of its retail sales program. There are no changes at this time being made to its institutional program that SEPTA offers to employers such as Penn.
Information and instructions will be provided to help you manage your Commuter options at Penn should changes be made to these institutional offerings.
Penn Parking provides covered bike parking - free of charge - in two garages, plus there are bike racks throughout campus. You can also register your bike for free with Penn Police. Click here to access information about the many ways biking is supported at Penn.
Vanpools are groups of 7 - 15 commuters who share the costs for a leased van. Vanpools at Penn are supported with free parking and start-up funding. Vanpools are operated in partnership with vRide. Eligible faculty and staff can sign up to make pre-tax contributions and to receive a subsidy to pay for vanpool costs. Visit wwww.upenn.edu/penncommuter if you would like more information.
Penn is accessible by foot, bike as well as by SEPTA, the Philadelphia's regional transit system of trains, buses, subways, and trolleys; making it easy to commute to and from campus without your own vehicle. Penn's Departments of Transportation and Parking provides alternative modes of transportation in support of Penn's Climate Action Plan and the Green Campus Partnership.
To learn more about Penn Transit's integrated system, visit Navigating Penn Transit.