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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  • William Wurst
    signed 2017-03-20 21:41:41 -0400
    Needs to stop raising fares and lower fares or at least give free transfers and at least consider 4 times a year in every quarter give free rides on the weekend or during a week.give us riders a break at least.
  • Anna Early
    signed 2017-03-20 21:20:29 -0400
  • Gina Pugh
    signed 2017-03-20 21:16:55 -0400
    Gina Pugh
  • Angelique Sanford
    signed 2017-03-20 21:14:46 -0400
    Angelique Sanford
  • David Blizzard
    signed 2017-03-20 21:06:46 -0400
  • Lisa Held
    signed 2017-03-20 21:04:50 -0400
    Please do not call me!
  • Dan Dorgan
    signed 2017-03-20 21:02:00 -0400
  • Lil Edmonds
    signed 2017-03-20 20:43:24 -0400
    Septa take several seats !
  • Greg Conant
    signed 2017-03-20 20:42:18 -0400
  • Amy Lambert
    signed 2017-03-20 20:35:36 -0400
  • Camille Roberts
    signed 2017-03-20 20:26:04 -0400
    I’m broke
  • Harry Kyriakodis
    signed 2017-03-20 20:21:54 -0400
  • Nisha Desai
    signed 2017-03-20 20:19:18 -0400
  • Robert Billet
    signed 2017-03-20 20:03:17 -0400
  • Patricia Moore-Martinez
    signed 2017-03-20 19:57:09 -0400
  • Lori Olk
    signed via 2017-03-20 19:51:58 -0400
  • Rudina Jackson
    signed 2017-03-20 19:25:12 -0400
  • Rich Urbani
    signed 2017-03-20 19:21:08 -0400
  • Gustavo De Pena
    signed 2017-03-20 19:04:43 -0400
  • Candice Johnson
    signed 2017-03-20 19:04:41 -0400
    People don’t choose to transfer; we do it because we have to, so we shouldn’t be penalized for the lack of a direct route to home/work/school. I would love to buy a Transpass, but it’s too expensive. And with passes and single ride fares going up after a long, long wait for the KEY program, SEPTA needs to do something for its customers.
  • Dan Gasiewski
    signed 2017-03-20 19:03:27 -0400
  • Whitley Bladen
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 19:01:31 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Ruth Crispin
    signed 2017-03-20 18:46:42 -0400
  • Liam Mulshine
    signed 2017-03-20 18:40:12 -0400
    Transfers should be free, especially with rising fares.
  • Jeffrey Garrett
    signed via 2017-03-20 18:34:02 -0400
  • Yolanda Hughes
    signed 2017-03-20 18:33:54 -0400
  • Tiffany Watson
    signed 2017-03-20 18:20:32 -0400
  • Jessica Niamath
    signed 2017-03-20 18:13:48 -0400
  • Ann Moyer
    signed 2017-03-20 18:11:36 -0400
  • Tina Horowitz
    signed 2017-03-20 17:54:38 -0400