Petition: Tell SEPTA to End the $1 Transfer Penalty

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Sign the Petition to Support Free Transfers

SEPTA riders have been through a lot this year, and just last week, SEPTA announced they're raising fares from $1.80 to 2.00, and from $2.25 to $2.50 for single rides.

It's time for 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, visit our Action page

SEPTA needs to hear from YOU! 

Sign the petition and then RSVP for SEPTA's April 24th budget hearing where we'll be asking them to end the $1 the transfer penalty.

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  • signed 2017-04-25 15:40:53 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-25 11:45:54 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • signed 2017-04-25 11:45:25 -0400
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  • signed 2017-04-24 17:41:41 -0400
    Transfers add up. If you want to encourage people to go green and use public transportation, don’t penalize them for it.
  • signed 2017-04-24 17:30:24 -0400
    It is important that SEPTA fares not ride on the backs of it’s Philadelphia ridership. As a group we are poorer, older and browner. Do not raise fares for disabled and elderly. Make Philly one zone, no transfers. Raise the rates of those who use our city for work and retreat to the suburbs they can afford.
  • signed 2017-04-24 17:22:02 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-24 16:59:18 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • signed 2017-04-24 16:58:15 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 16:53:37 -0400
    Have mercy on your ridership many of whom are hard pressed to afford the dollar transfers which mount up daily,weekly monthly.
  • signed 2017-04-24 16:39:46 -0400
    We pay enough in regular base fair, to switch to another bus shouldn’t cost us anymore $$$$.
  • signed 2017-04-24 15:54:52 -0400
    Free transfers would transform public transportation in our city.
  • signed 2017-04-24 15:00:12 -0400
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  • signed 2017-04-24 12:31:53 -0400
    Kathleen ODonnell Make SEPTA a system, Many people need to use multiple lines to get to work or run their lives.
  • signed 2017-04-24 12:05:13 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 12:04:16 -0400
  • @juliainvivo tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-24 12:03:59 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=457343
  • signed 2017-04-24 12:03:35 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 11:48:49 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-24 11:42:47 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • @RdSweeney tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-24 11:42:41 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=479664
  • signed 2017-04-24 11:42:02 -0400
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