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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  • Oren Pollak
    signed 2020-02-25 13:13:09 -0500
  • Whitley Bladen
    signed 2020-02-25 12:59:23 -0500
  • Jennifer Thoman
    signed 2020-02-25 12:10:58 -0500
  • Edwin Rupert
    signed 2020-02-25 12:04:13 -0500
  • Bradford Morbeck
    signed 2020-02-25 11:51:01 -0500
  • Gregory Grutman
    signed 2020-02-25 11:40:58 -0500
  • Florence Buckley
    signed 2020-02-25 10:29:57 -0500
  • Jeff Turi
    signed 2020-02-25 09:46:51 -0500
  • Samantha Evans
    signed 2020-02-25 09:37:57 -0500
  • Allison Sponic
    signed 2020-02-25 09:29:43 -0500
  • Jeanne Carol Myers
    signed 2020-02-25 09:19:13 -0500
    Public transit must be made more affordable for everyone.

    Further, it is imperative to reduce use of personal vehicles polluting the air and contributing massively to global warming.
  • Alexandra Jones
    signed 2020-02-25 09:15:24 -0500
    The easier it is to ride public transit, the less reason we have to use cars.
  • Ted Stein
    signed 2020-02-25 09:10:56 -0500
  • Brett John
    signed 2020-02-25 09:09:57 -0500
  • Caroline Hall-Eastman
    signed 2020-02-25 09:07:21 -0500
  • Emily Kennedy
    signed 2020-02-25 09:05:52 -0500
    This will help SEPTA become more accessible to many riders and after the Billy Penn article came out calling out the hypocrisy of the board members ridership modes, it is more important than ever to recognize that SEPTA supports it’s riders, many of whom, rely on it’s service on a daily basis. Ban the $1 transfer fee. It’s what’s right.
  • Diane Harris
    signed 2020-02-25 08:41:13 -0500
  • Meghan Dinneen
    signed 2020-02-25 08:12:39 -0500
  • Lindsay Woodruff
    signed 2020-02-25 08:12:05 -0500
  • Don Maedche
    signed 2020-02-25 08:09:38 -0500
  • Lauren Martin
    signed 2020-02-25 08:07:09 -0500
  • William Fisher
    signed 2020-02-25 08:04:15 -0500
  • Bruce Pearson
    signed 2020-02-19 10:25:48 -0500
  • Judy Morgan
    signed 2020-02-19 09:35:10 -0500
  • Maddie Decerbo
    signed 2020-02-12 09:08:18 -0500
  • Tara Taylor
    signed 2020-02-02 20:07:25 -0500
  • Cynthia Kwan
    signed 2020-02-02 08:42:38 -0500
  • Meenal Raval
    @meenal19119 tweeted link to this page. 2020-02-02 08:40:44 -0500
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers https://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=482366
  • Meenal Raval
    signed 2020-02-02 08:40:33 -0500
  • Richard Gliniak
    signed 2020-02-02 06:09:48 -0500