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A Ticket to Ride for Swat Students

SEPTA train arrives at Swarthmore station

Swarthmore College will be first higher education institution to participate in the SEPTA Key Advantage UPass program, which will provide passes to all full-time, actively enrolled students free of charge, with the program running throughout the academic year (September through December and February through May).

“We are excited to extend the benefits of SEPTA Key Advantage to students at Swarthmore College,” said SEPTA General Manager and CEO Leslie S. Richards. “This program will make it easier and less expensive for students to travel to destinations across the region.”

Swarthmore students can use their SEPTA Key cards 24/7 during the academic year, with a 240-ride limit per month (an average of 8 rides per day). Swarthmore will also spend time this year evaluating a possible expansion of the Key Advantage UPass program to college employees.

“Our participation in SEPTA’s Key Advantage UPass Program is a chance to not only enhance our students’ living and learning experiences at the College, but also strengthen our commitment to sustainability by encouraging the use of public transportation,” said Anthony Coschignano, Swarthmore College Associate Vice President for Campus Services.

Read more about the program in the Philadelphia Inquirer

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