Petition: Tell SEPTA to End the $1 Transfer Penalty

Screenshot_2017-03-17_15.55.56.png

Sign the Petition to Support Free Transfers

SEPTA Key has made it much easier to pay for transit, but SEPTA has refused to eliminate one of the most inconvenient and counterproductive parts of their fare policy: the $1 transfer penalty.

Last year, 5th Square and Clean Air Council led a campaign pushing SEPTA to eliminate the transfer penalty when they voted on a new fare tariff, and now PlanPhilly reports that SEPTA management is considering doing just that in response to public demand and an internal push to improve bus service.

Sign our petition to tell SEPTA to give riders a break, and stop charging an extra $1 penalty to transfer between buses, subways, and trolleys.

When SEPTA charges an extra $1.00 for transfers, that's an unfair penalty for everyone whose home isn’t on the exact transit line as their job, family, school, grocery store, or place of worship. And it costs SEPTA more to run the system this way!

One SEPTA fare should cover your whole trip. With free transfers, every SEPTA rider would have the opportunity to access the whole city, on equal footing with every other rider. 

To learn more about why SEPTA should end the transfer penalty in their next fare vote, visit our Action page

1,245 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 1146 reactions

  • signed 2018-05-12 19:01:55 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-10 04:42:45 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 14:04:07 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 11:21:32 -0400
    Edyta Zielinska
  • signed 2018-05-09 11:17:49 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 10:49:13 -0400
    Transfer costs very often make the difference between taking a Lyft/Uber and taking SEPTA for me. At $2, SEPTA is cheaper than any other game in town. But if my destination isn’t on a single transit route, the combination of time lost and extra money to transfer makes those $5+ Lyft/Uber fares look a lot more competitive. End cash transfers and you’ll get a lot more ridership from me!
  • signed 2018-05-09 10:42:27 -0400
  • signed via 2018-05-09 10:42:03 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 10:21:15 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:29:54 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:29:38 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:29:36 -0400
    It’s about time! Don’t double penalize people who have harder commutes. It’s good for the city and will increase ridership. Let’s make philly better!
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:22:31 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:20:50 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:19:32 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:15:49 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-09 09:13:18 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-07 18:25:19 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-07 17:13:08 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-07 17:05:23 -0400
  • signed 2018-05-07 16:52:22 -0400
  • signed 2018-04-19 11:46:43 -0400
    Lavell Simpkins
  • signed 2018-03-07 12:26:02 -0500
  • signed 2017-10-12 19:57:32 -0400
  • signed 2017-08-03 22:02:28 -0400
    julie brady
  • signed 2017-08-01 18:54:56 -0400
  • signed 2017-07-26 16:59:41 -0400
  • signed 2017-07-26 16:24:46 -0400
  • signed 2017-06-28 20:42:09 -0400
    Pamela Wilkins
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-28 18:34:13 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers