General Information on Commuter Benefits SEPTA Employer Commuter Discount Program

Penn has negotiated an agreement with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to provide two types of commuter passes:

  • TransPasses, for travel within the City of Philadelphia, and
  • TrailPasses, for regional rail.  

Full-time, benefits eligible faculty and staff may purchase monthly passes or 10-trip tickets at a 10% discount through payroll deduction  (The five-percent discount provided by SEPTA is matched by Penn's five-percent subsidy). Up to $265 of your monthly payroll deduction can be paid for through pre-tax deductions.

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