Petition: Tell SEPTA to End the $1 Transfer Penalty

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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

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  • nate harris
    signed 2020-09-21 10:42:54 -0400
  • Ethan Diamond
    signed 2020-05-15 11:05:28 -0400
  • Emmett Deitcher
    signed 2020-03-06 17:23:28 -0500
  • Raymond Ricketts
    signed 2020-03-06 17:06:05 -0500
  • Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña
    @zoedottxt tweeted link to this page. 2020-03-06 10:02:38 -0500
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers https://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=762231
  • Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña
    signed 2020-03-06 10:02:20 -0500
    An extremely important way to make access to transit more equitable in Philly!
  • Laura Spagnoli
    signed 2020-03-05 17:40:49 -0500
  • Susannah Burger
    signed 2020-03-05 13:15:32 -0500
  • Ryan Mallgrave
    signed 2020-03-05 12:12:53 -0500
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    signed 2020-03-05 09:25:48 -0500
  • Sergei Glimis
    signed 2020-02-29 17:20:29 -0500
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  • Naomi Wildflower
    signed 2020-02-27 12:37:58 -0500
  • Richard Mears
    signed 2020-02-27 08:44:46 -0500
    Septa should lover prices too or use what they are overcharging to invest in better technology
  • Michael Romano
    signed 2020-02-27 08:15:37 -0500
  • Rebecca Wanner
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    signed 2020-02-26 18:52:33 -0500
  • Lynn Robinson
    signed 2020-02-26 07:48:21 -0500
    Making public transportation affordable, and less complicated and irritating will encourage more people to use it.
  • Adam Brodsky
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