Patco Pilot Blog

Transit Benefits and the Wave & Pay Card

Oct 12

Can Transit Benefits be loaded onto the PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa® Prepaid Card? Yes!

To load your pre-tax Transit Benefit dollars onto the Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa Prepaid Card, simply request a paper voucher from your employer or transit benefit company and present the voucher in person, along with your card, at the Freedom Card Service Center, located at the east side of the Broadway station.

Did you know that you can also load cash onto the Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Card for retail purchases? The card can be used for payment anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. This unique technology keeps the cash loaded onto the card separate from pre-tax Transit Benefits, which pay for PATCO fare and parking only.

In addition, registered cards can be used to withdraw money from any ATM, get cash back, make online purchases and for transit fare should you use up all of your Transit Benefits.

Simplify your life. Load your Transit Benefits onto the Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa Prepaid Card and experience the new level of transit card flexibility.

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PATCO riders enjoy flexibility of new Wave & Pay Card

Oct 03

The PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa® Prepaid Card is already creating waves among PATCO riders. Most PATCO riders have read about the Wave & Pay Card or watched Jim Donovan discuss the card’s benefits on CBS and many of them have already scored the exciting new card thanks to the Wave & Pay street team handing out cards at various PATCO stations.

For a rider like Clarence (left) who commutes five days a week, the convenience of having one card that does it all makes his life just a little bit easier. The time he saves by not having to search through his wallet to find the right card for different purchases allows him to focus on his real passion as a professional cook, creating delicious meals that bring people together.

Other riders like Richard of Lindenwold, NJ (right) have found the flexibility of the Wave & Pay card to be exactly what they need in their on-the-go life. Richard loves that he can use the card for other purchases besides his daily commute to his job in Berlin, NJ. Having a transit branded Visa card able to pay for your transit fare as well as all of your daily purchases is a luxury exclusive to PATCO riders, who are the first people in the country to experience this level of flexibility.

If you’re asking yourself how you can get your very own Wave & Pay card, it’s simple! The cards are free and you can order one online at www.PATCOpilot.com; head to the Broadway station to pick one up from the Freedom Card Service Center; or grab one from any of our Wave & Pay street teams located at the Ferry, Woodcrest and Haddonfield stations until Thursday.

Already enjoying your Wave & Pay card? Send a note to pilotinfo@patcopilot.com and tell us what you love most about it. If you include a picture of you at your favorite place to use the card, you might see yourself featured in an upcoming blog post!

Happy travels!

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Did you get your new card yet?

Sep 27

Monday was the official launch of the new PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa® Prepaid Card, the first transit-agency branded, all contactless Visa prepaid card in the world.

Commuters now can use this one card to pay for PATCO transit fares and parking, as well as ordinary retail purchases. You can use the PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa Prepaid Card anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Use it for a cup of coffee or to pick up groceries.

Simply load the card with funds at one of the bright-red kiosks located at the 8th and Market Street, Broadway, Ferry Avenue, Haddonfield, Woodcrest and Lindenwold stations, online at PATCOpilot.com, through your employer’s direct deposit program or through the thousands of retailers that provide Visa ReadyLink loads.

The cards can be loaded, reloaded and managed many ways, including online at PATCOpilot.com, at the FREEDOM Card Services Center located at the Broadway station, and at the bright-red kiosks. Once the card has been registered, the deposits are FDIC insured and the card can be used for cash back on purchases and for ATM withdrawals. For riders with a transit benefits account, the card can track transit and retail purchases separately, and transit benefits can be loaded onto the card and be designated for fare purchase only.

Be sure to visit us on Facebook, at facebook.com/waveNpay, to learn more about the card, as well as some great prizes that we’ll be giving away to registered cardholders.

Do you have one of the new PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa Prepaid Cards already? If so, leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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