Employee Commuter Benefit Law

En Espanol

Effective December 31, 2022, Bill No. 220337 will require qualifying Philadelphia businesses to offer a commuter benefit program for covered employees if requested.

Who does this affect? An individual, co-partnership, association, corporation, or any other entity in Philadelphia, that employs 50 or more covered employees excluding government entities.

A covered employee is any employee who is working 30 or more hours per week within Philadelphia County for the same employer within the previous 12 months.

Employee Benefits

  • Lower cost of commute to and from work
  • Flexible fare options
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Employee co-pays are eligible for pre-tax withholdings - further reducing out of pocket costs

Employer Benefits

  • Attract new employees and reduce turnover
  • Mitigate parking shortages
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustainable transportation
  • Save up to 10% on FICA & payroll taxes

Program Options

septa key advantage logo

SEPTA Key Advantage is a transit benefit offered to all eligible employees of enrolled businesses, similar to offering a health benefit.

Employees receive a deeply discounted all-access pass to ride SEPTA services similar to an Anywhere Pass.

For more information or to enroll - visit jawntpass.com/keyadvantage.

septa key card
septa key commuter logo

SEPTA Key Commuter is for companies and organizations that purchase monthly passes for their employees. This program makes it possible to establish a member list and electronically load/reload SEPTA fare products each month onto multiple Key cards.

Employees enjoy pretax savings and have the products automatically loaded onto their cards for ease of use and savings.

Visit septakey.org to submit an application.


For information on non-SEPTA transit programs, see the links to our main regional transit agencies, below. Or go to our Resources page.

Stacy BartelsManager, Office of TDM Strategy and Marketing
Air Quality Partnership
Economic Development District

190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520
215.592.1800