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 2017-05-14 16:51:18 -0400
    Alfred Achtert
  • signed 2017-05-13 09:32:53 -0400
    Traveling in Europe, the mind boggles at the convenience, design and economy of their well-supported city transit systems that integrate beautifully into regional, national and international systems. Clearly we don’t live in a country that will support its public facilities in that way. So it’s doubly important that we implement good design and pricing policy to build ridership and deliver the benefit equitably across the population of the city. It’s unfair to penalize people, just because they don’t live where the transit-line design gives them a no-transfer ride. And the inefficiencies born of avoiding that payment are real and costs both SEPTA and the ridership. Transfers should be free.
  • signed 2017-05-11 21:11:10 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-11 17:50:46 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-11 16:02:38 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-11 16:02:29 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-11 15:57:49 -0400
  • signed 2017-05-11 15:49:59 -0400
    People on the fringe of the city shouldn’t have to pay a penalty to access what downtown has to offer.
  • signed 2017-05-11 15:49:21 -0400
    Irene Palmer
  • signed 2017-05-11 15:48:53 -0400
    logan welde
  • signed 2017-05-11 15:46:26 -0400
    SEPTA, you should’ve gotten rid of this a long time ago.
  • signed 2017-05-11 15:43:51 -0400
    Jeanette Lloyd
  • signed 2017-05-09 11:05:37 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-27 22:56:11 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-27 15:37:27 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-26 17:09:52 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-26 14:14:03 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-25 23:00:29 -0400
  • 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
  • signed 2017-04-24 20:27:30 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-24 18:59:22 -0400
  • 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 $$$$.