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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  • Ayanna Turner
    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
  • Ayanna Turner
    signed 2017-04-25 11:45:25 -0400
  • Jeffrey Fialkowski
    signed 2017-04-24 20:27:30 -0400
  • James Marshall
    signed 2017-04-24 18:59:22 -0400
  • Cathy Davis
    signed 2017-04-24 17:22:02 -0400
  • Hanifahx Holla
    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
  • Sabrina Nutter
    signed 2017-04-24 16:58:15 -0400
  • Marie Soroski
    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 $$$$.
  • pat fiorella
    signed 2017-04-24 15:54:52 -0400
    Free transfers would transform public transportation in our city.
  • Patricia Libbey
    signed 2017-04-24 15:00:12 -0400
  • Sahon Johnson
    signed 2017-04-24 14:51:18 -0400
  • Adam Novick
    signed 2017-04-24 14:35:55 -0400
  • Jason Trenchard
    signed 2017-04-24 13:14:19 -0400
  • Avery Martin
    signed 2017-04-24 13:04:32 -0400
  • Kathleen ODonnell
    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.
  • Betsy Feil
    signed 2017-04-24 12:05:13 -0400
  • Mary Mammarella
    signed 2017-04-24 12:04:16 -0400
  • Julia Stone
    @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
  • Julia Stone
    signed 2017-04-24 12:03:35 -0400
  • Arlene Jones
    signed 2017-04-24 11:48:49 -0400
  • Rory Sweeney
    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
  • Rory Sweeney
    @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
  • Chris Cagle
    signed 2017-04-24 09:54:01 -0400
  • Marcus McKnight
    signed 2017-04-24 07:59:27 -0400
  • Jaime LaPierre
    signed 2017-04-24 01:04:04 -0400
  • Reeta Ace
    signed 2017-04-23 10:02:48 -0400
  • Selisa Miller
    signed 2017-04-23 10:01:44 -0400
  • Jamilla Mchighth
    signed 2017-04-23 10:01:22 -0400
  • Cindy Awarez
    signed 2017-04-23 10:00:51 -0400
  • Amani Mahaminal
    signed 2017-04-23 10:00:14 -0400