Harrisburg – Aug. 16, 2019 – Seniors can sign up for Port Authority ConnectCards at Senator Jim Brewster’s offices in Monroeville, McKeesport or New Kensington.

“Senior ConnectCards enable those over the age of 65 to use public transportation for free,” Brewster said.  “This is an important cost-saver for seniors.”

Brewster, who is a board member of the Port Authority of Allegheny County, said he hopes seniors take advantage of the convenience of his office locations to acquire Senior ConnectCards.

“My staff is available to help seniors with the applications and resolve any bureaucratic issues that arise,” he added.

Once the applications are completed and submitted, it takes about two to four weeks for the cards to be issued, Brewster said.

The Port Authority will continue to accept blue or yellow senior transit ID cards, however, seniors who use their Medicare cards to ride public transportation must switch over to ConnectCards by January.

To obtain a Senior ConnectCard, an applicant must be 65-years of age and provide proof of age.  Driver’s licenses, birth and baptismal certificates, armed forces discharge papers, PACE or another state issued ID card or a statement from the Social Security Administration can be used to verify age.

Brewster’s district offices are located in: McKeesport at 201 Lysle Boulevard (412) 664-5200; One Monroeville Center, 3824 Northern Pike, Suite 1015 in Monroeville (412) 380-2242; and New Kensington City Hall, 301 11th Street, Suite L (724) 334-1143.