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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  • john Schmiechen
    signed 2017-03-21 11:53:09 -0400
  • Tracy Buchholz
    signed 2017-03-21 11:46:41 -0400
  • Blue Shelton
    signed 2017-03-21 11:43:09 -0400
  • Stephen Metzger
    signed 2017-03-21 11:38:23 -0400
  • Michael White
    signed 2017-03-21 11:20:01 -0400
    Give the septa riders a break
  • Lindsey Wilson
    signed 2017-03-21 11:18:52 -0400
  • simon firth
    signed 2017-03-21 11:14:19 -0400
  • Tyree Simmons
    signed 2017-03-21 11:12:44 -0400
    We should get like Atlanta and let our pockets take a Breeze.
  • Michael Bathurst
    signed 2017-03-21 10:48:30 -0400
  • Enrique Zelaya
    signed 2017-03-21 10:46:27 -0400
  • Spencer Malloy
    signed 2017-03-21 10:39:44 -0400
  • Erik Froelich
    signed 2017-03-21 10:33:58 -0400
    Riding in from the suburbs, I would take SEPTA a longer distance, rather than driving part-way, parking and riding. And it makes no sense that the Subway-Surface Lines and the Subways allow for free interchange, but other modes of transport do not. This would allow equitable transfers and be simpler for fare collection as well.
  • Helen Parisano
    signed 2017-03-21 10:18:49 -0400
  • Daymel Murray
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-21 10:09:05 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Daymel Murray
    signed 2017-03-21 10:08:40 -0400
  • Kara LaFleur
    signed 2017-03-21 10:07:43 -0400
  • Tammy Pearson
    signed 2017-03-21 10:02:39 -0400
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  • Tamara Stewart
    signed 2017-03-21 09:59:31 -0400
  • Marjorie Golden
    signed 2017-03-21 09:40:54 -0400
  • Joshua Raclaw
    signed 2017-03-21 09:13:27 -0400
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  • Dawn Holloran
    signed 2017-03-21 09:07:35 -0400
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  • John Harding
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    signed 2017-03-21 07:56:35 -0400
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    signed 2017-03-21 07:47:05 -0400
  • Andres Catalan
    signed 2017-03-21 07:38:06 -0400
  • Kimberly Wadsworth
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-21 07:12:18 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers