Use the WageWorks Commuter Card accepted at Transit Agencies, fare vending machines and designated transit retail centers that sell transit passes, tickets, fare cards and accept the VISA card for payment. WageWorks Commuter Cards may not be used to purchase the PATCO Freedom Card.
The WageWorks Commuter Card offers only Penn's 5% discount as opposed to the full 10% that comes with monthly passes. SEPTA does not provide a matching 5% discount on the Commuter Card. Some people choose this method, however, for the following reasons:
- The security of electronic funding—no longer relying on U.S.P.S. mail.
- It can link to an existing travel wallet.
- You can choose the exact amount you wish to put on the card.
Up to $270 of your monthly payroll deduction may be paid for through a pre-tax deduction, which also includes a Penn five-percent subsidy to full-time faculty and staff.