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The SEPTA Youth Advisory Council, commonly abbreviated as YAC, is the nation’s premiere transportation advocacy organization focused specifically on the 22-and-under demographic. Based in the Philadelphia area, the YAC was created by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in 2009 following a competitive regional search. Over the course of seven Operating Years, the YAC has greatly expanded its presence and role. It is in this capacity that the YAC focuses on achieving its dual mission of both advocating youth needs to SEPTA Leadership and representing those leaders to the youth community.

Vision and Mission

The SEPTA Youth Advisory Council aims to foster a culture in which public transportation in the Greater Philadelphia Area is the preferred method of transportation among the youth demographic. The YAC works to achieve this vision by advocating youth needs to SEPTA Leadership for the purpose of system improvement and by providing information about transit services to the region’s youth.


The SEPTA Youth Advisory Council is always working on a number of exciting projects in pursuit of our vision and mission. Check the Our Work page for meeting details, reports, publications, and more.

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Attention Temple, Drexel, and Penn students! No need for cash; your Credit/Debit card can now be used to pay for single "Quick Trip" on SEPTA!

Simply visit the SEPTA Key Station Fare Kiosk at your station to purchase for immediate use. Quick Trips are active at 40th and 34th Streets on the Market-Frankford Line as well as Cecil B. Moore on the Broad Street Line. In Center City, you can buy a return Quick Trip at 15th Street / Dilworth Park and Walnut-Locust stations as well as the AT&T station by the sports/entertainment complex.

As the pilot progresses, more stations will be added, so be sure to check the SEPTA Key website for additional details!

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Tip of the Week: If there's a line of people waiting to get on the Bus/MFL/BSL/Trolley and you're paying cash let the people with passes and tokens go first. Especially in bad weather.