Bethel Park, PA – July 10, 2019 – Senator Pam Iovino (D-37th District) announced today that seniors can now sign up for the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s new Senior Citizen ConnectCard at her District Offices in Bethel Park and Robinson.
The Senior ConnectCard allows seniors to ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles for free across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Although Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow PA Senior Transit ID cards, seniors who currently use their Medicare ID card to ride public transportation for free must obtain a Senior ConnectCard by the end of 2019.
Seniors can complete the application at either of Sen. Iovino’s District offices in Bethel Park (100 Broughton Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102) or Robinson (5996 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA, 15136), weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Appointments are encouraged to reduce potential wait times. To make an appointment, please call the Bethel Park office at (412) 831-0250 or the Robinson office at (412) 788-2967. Seniors who complete the application at the Senator’s office will be notified when their Senior Citizen ConnectCard can be picked up, typically within two to four weeks.
“It is a privilege serving the residents of the 37th District, and we will continually look for ways, like ConnectCard processing for seniors, to serve,” said Senator Pam Iovino. “With the help and collaboration of the Port Authority, we are making it easier for seniors to maintain critical access to affordable transportation.”
Applicants must be 65 years of age when applying and must present one of the following as proof of age:
- Photo driver’s license
- Birth certificate
- Armed Forces discharge or separation papers
- Baptismal certificate
- PACE ID card
- Passport or naturalized papers
- Pennsylvania ID card
- A statement of age from the U.S. Social Security Administration
The new Senior Citizen ConnectCard works just like a ConnectCard but does not need to be loaded with stored value or a pass. Simply tap your card at the fare box and be on your way.
Seniors are encouraged to call Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000 with any questions or concerns.
Senior ConnectCards are or will soon also be available at the following locations:
Port Authority’s Downtown Service Center, 623 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The offices of the following elected officials:
Sen. Lindsey Williams, 5000 McKnight Road, Suite 405, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Rep. Sara Innamorato, 5154 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Rep. Jake Wheatley, 2015-2017 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219
The following offices are scheduled to be trained later this week:
Sen. Jay Costa, 1501 Ardmore Blvd, Suite 403, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Rep. Summer Lee, 501 Braddock Ave, Suite 105, Braddock, PA 15104
Rep. Lori A. Mizgorski, 4284 William Flynn Highway, Suite 105, Allison Park, PA 15101