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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  • Melanie Cichy
    signed 2017-03-20 14:50:15 -0400
  • Juliette Szczepaniak
    signed 2017-03-20 14:32:21 -0400
    SEPTA rider, Philadelphia Social worker
  • Richard Conway
    signed 2017-03-20 14:30:11 -0400
  • Hannah Rechtschaffen
    @Hannificent tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 14:23:33 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=477790
  • Hannah Rechtschaffen
    signed 2017-03-20 14:22:55 -0400
    This would bring an equity to travel in the city, and encourage use of Septa.
  • Michelle Vicat
    signed 2017-03-20 14:12:55 -0400
  • Dan Brown
    signed 2017-03-20 14:12:10 -0400
  • Jess Jones
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 14:11:52 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Jess Jones
    signed 2017-03-20 14:11:26 -0400
  • Thalia Caldwell
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  • Raymond Niven
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  • Michelle Gallagher
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 13:48:12 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Lucas Nguyen
    signed via 2017-03-20 13:44:47 -0400
  • Alyssa Cole
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 13:42:31 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Alyssa Cole
    @SsaCole tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 13:42:28 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=458614
  • Chris Mejia-Smith
    signed 2017-03-20 13:38:41 -0400
  • Hart Seely
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  • Daniel Fairchild
    signed via 2017-03-20 12:57:52 -0400
  • Daniel McNichol
    @dnlmc tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 12:52:14 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=446648
  • Daniel McNichol
    signed 2017-03-20 12:51:44 -0400
  • Meredith Magoon
    signed 2017-03-20 12:41:45 -0400
  • Dane Wilson
    signed 2017-03-20 12:34:39 -0400
    Dawn Bradley