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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  • Kate Stokes
    signed 2018-08-01 15:01:47 -0400
  • Ann Dinh
    signed 2018-08-01 15:01:25 -0400
  • Jeanette Lloyd
    signed 2018-08-01 15:00:49 -0400
    Jeanette Lloyd
  • Oren Roth-Eisenberg
    signed 2018-08-01 14:01:45 -0400
    SEPTA would see a lot more bus use if it ended the transfer penalty, freeing up the streets and better using existing infrastructure. People need an incentive to take a service perceived as “less desirable.”
  • Nancy Lo
    signed 2018-07-26 23:57:19 -0400
  • David Van Cott
    signed 2018-07-12 14:57:53 -0400
  • Sarah Burgess
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-28 22:02:14 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Sarah Burgess
    signed 2018-06-28 22:01:33 -0400
  • Stacey Toseland
    signed 2018-06-27 21:43:55 -0400
  • Tom Nagawiecki
    signed 2018-06-27 13:14:17 -0400
  • Amy Kleger Koven
    signed 2018-06-27 12:24:21 -0400
    After living in NYC and coming back to Philly to settle down I was so confused why there is a $1 transfer fee. It’s inconvenient, more expensive and makes no sense for those of us who use the bus / subway frequently. It discourages people from using public transport.
  • Haimin Yie
    signed 2018-06-27 12:15:40 -0400
  • Jack Ryan
    signed 2018-06-27 12:10:20 -0400
    I would begin using multiple buses if the transfer were free!
  • Jason Volpe
    signed 2018-06-27 12:08:11 -0400
  • Rosemary Savoia
    signed 2018-06-27 12:04:32 -0400
    Especially with the implementation of SEPTA Key, the ability to allow a card to work on a transfer without collecting far it now finally totally plausible. Please implement this!
  • Tanya Seaman
    signed 2018-06-27 11:49:31 -0400
  • Marcus Ferreira
    signed 2018-06-27 11:01:49 -0400
    Marcus P. Ferreira
  • Scott Gross
    signed 2018-06-21 17:36:13 -0400
    Please stop penalizing riders for definciancies in YOUR network. It’s time to take a bold step into the 1990s and encourage transfers!
  • Michael Samuelson
    signed 2018-05-30 16:22:00 -0400
  • Nancy Weinberg
    signed 2018-05-10 04:42:45 -0400
  • Edyta Zielinska
    signed 2018-05-09 11:21:32 -0400
    Edyta Zielinska
  • wendy s
    signed via 2018-05-09 10:42:03 -0400
  • Roya Sabri
    signed 2018-05-09 10:21:15 -0400
  • Keith Britton
    signed 2018-05-09 09:29:54 -0400
  • Ian Smith
    signed 2018-05-09 09:29:38 -0400
  • Omar Bowers
    signed 2018-05-09 09:22:31 -0400
  • Todd Lane
    signed 2018-05-09 09:20:50 -0400
  • stuart roberts
    signed 2018-05-07 18:25:19 -0400
  • Amy Haavik-MacKinnon
    signed 2018-05-07 17:05:23 -0400
  • Lavell Simpkins
    signed 2018-04-19 11:46:43 -0400
    Lavell Simpkins