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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  • Kelly McNulty
    signed 2020-01-30 13:17:06 -0500
  • Suzanne Schecter
    signed 2020-01-30 09:53:04 -0500
    I think the transfer fee is unfair to riders who must change buses to go where they need to. Eliminating the fee will help increase ridership and decrease the burden on those who pay by the ride.
  • Sean Marren
    signed 2020-01-29 21:03:39 -0500
  • Deborah Cate
    signed 2020-01-29 18:31:24 -0500
  • Alex Schieferdecker
    signed 2020-01-29 17:20:54 -0500
    Let’s join the twenty first century!
  • John Abel
    signed 2020-01-29 13:26:43 -0500
  • Nicholas Baker
    signed 2020-01-29 12:25:07 -0500
  • Som-Mai Nguyen
    signed 2020-01-29 11:29:06 -0500
  • Sheldon Isaac
    signed 2020-01-29 09:21:48 -0500
  • Kara Kneidl
    signed 2020-01-29 08:48:46 -0500
  • Zella Gordon
    signed 2020-01-29 01:55:11 -0500
    What happens to all the extra .50 cents?
  • Thalia Caldwell
    signed 2020-01-29 00:26:15 -0500
  • Max Temnogorod
    signed 2020-01-28 21:41:12 -0500
    C’mon SEPTA, do the right thing!
  • Betsy Feil
    signed 2020-01-28 20:02:21 -0500
  • Elizabeth Uhlhorn
    signed 2020-01-28 19:25:28 -0500
    So silly that we don’t have free transfers. I’ve lived in Minneapolis and Washington DC. This was just a basic part of bus transport. The Ride is point A to point B, even if you have to change buses.
  • Jessica Jones
    signed 2020-01-28 18:42:30 -0500
  • Isabel Melvin
    signed 2020-01-28 18:27:07 -0500
    Make it easy for SEPTA commuters. Eliminate the transfer.
  • elizabeth moore
    signed 2020-01-28 17:35:10 -0500
  • Judith Becker
    signed 2020-01-28 17:27:21 -0500
  • Susan Morris
    signed 2020-01-28 16:21:17 -0500
  • Susan Thornton
    signed 2020-01-28 16:01:00 -0500
  • Daniel McGlone
    signed 2020-01-28 15:54:24 -0500
  • Darren Black
    signed 2020-01-28 15:40:10 -0500
  • Mark Raymond
    signed 2020-01-28 15:36:37 -0500
  • Meagan Cusack
    signed 2020-01-28 14:58:27 -0500
  • William Reed
    signed 2020-01-28 14:32:49 -0500
    This is basic fairness for people trying to utilize an imperfect system
  • Giselle Aris
    signed 2020-01-28 14:21:38 -0500
  • Susan Eachus
    signed 2020-01-28 13:42:45 -0500
  • Charles Valentine
    signed 2020-01-28 13:41:56 -0500
  • Keith Spence
    signed 2020-01-28 13:08:43 -0500
    I take septa a few times a week. So I use the travel wallet. Why should I be charged more than everyone else because I use a transfer