With the Legacy Pass "perks" possibly ending along with the implementation of the Key on Regional Rail
there are other commuter rail systems that are adopting new fare policies such as these:
On Chicago's METRA all monthly pass riders now can travel anyplace on weekends (began June 1, 2019).
https://www.metrarail.com/about-metra/n ... end-travel
(Press release - May 22, 2019) This new option is offered along with the two day $10 Weekend Pass.
The Long Island Rail Road has a "Summer Saturdays" promotion that allows Monthly Ticket holders to
travel to any destination on the LIRR regardless of fare zones on Saturdays only between Memorial
and Labor Days. This is the second Summer season for this option which began in 2018.
A RRD employee mentioned something to me concerning on-board fare collection with the coming Key
conversion is that instead of visually observing Legacy passes as is normal now the scanner will have to
be used to check ALL Key cards slowing the process down considerably. This does not even take into any
consideration for any possible Key or scan problems - and to collect any cash on board traditional fare
reciepts will have to be punched and issued along with collecting any one way tickets. On board fare
collections instead of being simplified will become even more complicated for Train Crew nembers...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS