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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  • Rory Sweeney
    @RdSweeney tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-05 08:43:13 -0500
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers https://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=479664
  • Rory Sweeney
    signed 2019-11-05 08:43:01 -0500
    We should be incentivizing public transit, not penalizing it, for all sorts of reasons, including environmental, planning, health, effective government spending, social justice, freedom of travel and all around quality of life benefits.
  • Jason Pizzi
    signed 2019-11-05 07:36:33 -0500
  • Kris Gjika
    signed 2019-10-16 08:04:23 -0400
  • Jean Cherng
    signed 2019-10-05 08:35:08 -0400
    Make buses come more frequently. We have to pay more and wait forever for the bus. People would rather walk or take Uber than pay the transfer fee.
  • Denis Devine
    signed 2019-09-25 10:05:54 -0400
    The transfer fee keeps me from choosing SEPTA for most of my trips. It greatly reduces the usefulness of the transit system. We should be incentivizing people to take more transit, not punishing them when they do. Please eliminate the transfer penalty now!
  • Lori Chinitz
    signed 2019-08-10 08:59:48 -0400
  • Eric Berg
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  • Jeffrey Isaacson
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  • Michael Benko
    signed 2019-07-26 17:50:12 -0400
    if you want people to use the bus stop charging them extra!
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