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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  • Lance Lau
    signed 2019-07-26 10:36:58 -0400
  • Robert Perry
    signed 2019-07-26 10:36:09 -0400
  • Scott Winkleman
    signed 2019-07-26 10:25:01 -0400
  • Richard Mears
    signed 2019-07-26 09:25:09 -0400
    End the transfer fee!!!!
  • Mike Heaney
    signed 2019-07-26 07:45:23 -0400
  • Rich Taver
    signed 2019-07-26 01:16:14 -0400
  • Everett Wilde
    signed 2019-07-25 21:42:07 -0400
    I would ride SEPTA more often if transfers were gone. It’s often cheaper for my family to drive and park than transit.
  • Julian Bender
    signed 2019-07-25 19:00:12 -0400
    The transfers were dumb and a headache back in the day when you had to pay in cash and hold onto a flimsy slip of paper. Now they may not be a headache, but they still need to go.
  • Zach Cone
    signed 2019-07-25 17:43:19 -0400
  • Isabel Melvin
    signed 2019-07-25 16:51:47 -0400
  • jeffrey shuben
    signed 2019-07-25 16:15:48 -0400
    Since Septa sets a time limit on when $2 fares expire in order to transfer it’s the least they can do as payback.
  • Juan Ocampo
    signed 2019-07-25 16:09:57 -0400
    Stop nickle and diming us septa!
  • Gina Giaccardo
    signed 2019-07-25 16:08:33 -0400
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  • Bruce Blomquist
    signed 2019-07-25 15:41:26 -0400
  • Melissa Meier
    signed 2019-07-25 15:20:48 -0400
  • Jillian Lopez
    signed 2019-07-25 15:13:16 -0400
  • Theodore Lewis
    signed 2019-07-25 14:57:06 -0400
  • Matthew Marks
    signed 2019-07-25 13:38:08 -0400
  • Rob Kettell
    signed 2019-07-25 13:34:05 -0400
  • Stephanie Michel
    signed 2019-07-25 13:34:01 -0400
  • Pierie Korostoff
    signed 2019-07-25 13:17:48 -0400
  • Jack Semmes
    signed 2019-07-25 12:49:47 -0400
  • Naif Littles
    signed 2019-07-25 12:24:49 -0400
  • Patrick Brown
    signed 2019-07-25 12:14:23 -0400
  • Kari Collins
    signed 2019-07-25 12:13:16 -0400
    I would ride SEPTA so much more often if transfers were free! Often, the added cost isn’t worth it one way or another- either I’ll walk/bike to my destination because a single transit mode won’t take me far enough, or I’ll call a rideshare service because the cost of door-to-door service is so close to the cost of transit.
  • Rachel DuPlessis
    signed 2019-07-25 12:03:30 -0400
    Rachel DuPlessis says—this is yet another tax and burden from being poor. It does SEPTA no good and undercuts ridership. We need to motivate folks to TAKE SEPT, not put barriers of all kinds, including financial.
  • Mandy Smith
    signed 2019-07-25 11:50:58 -0400
  • Michael Warhola
    signed 2019-07-25 11:38:03 -0400
  • Aaron Todd
    signed 2019-07-25 11:28:57 -0400
  • Genevieve Tung
    signed 2019-07-25 11:24:50 -0400