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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  • Chris Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 11:11:22 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Nohra Murad
    signed 2017-03-20 11:10:24 -0400
  • Brandon Wright
    @brandonwright16 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 11:09:58 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=444515
  • Mark Sweeney
    signed 2017-03-20 11:09:23 -0400
  • Chris Alberts
    signed 2017-03-20 11:05:45 -0400
  • Joshua Redman
    signed via 2017-03-20 11:03:20 -0400
  • Bonnie Clause
    signed 2017-03-20 11:03:19 -0400
  • Kyle Carraher
    signed 2017-03-20 11:02:46 -0400
  • Jonathan Sher
    signed 2017-03-20 11:01:12 -0400
  • Tim Patton
    signed via 2017-03-20 11:00:47 -0400
  • Niel McDowell
    signed 2017-03-20 10:56:24 -0400
    Many European systems give you a window of time, say, 2 hours, to ride wherever you want on one fare. This would be easy to implement with the new SEPTAKey system and, as this petition states, open the system up to more riders.
  • Kathleen Montgomery
    signed 2017-03-20 10:55:00 -0400
  • Allan Rubin
    signed 2017-03-20 10:49:37 -0400
    Service is not the best, rates are outrageous, one of the highest in country, totally mismanaged, why do we, the riders have to continously pay for your mismanagement, your mistakes!!! Enough is enough!!!!
  • Vaughn Parker
    signed 2017-03-20 10:42:45 -0400
  • Glen Abrams
    signed 2017-03-20 10:42:34 -0400
  • Gabi Winick
    signed 2017-03-20 10:37:16 -0400
  • Ed Miller
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 10:33:06 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Ed Miller
    signed 2017-03-20 10:32:46 -0400
  • Michael Ruzzo
    signed 2017-03-20 10:30:05 -0400
  • Josh Uretsky
    signed via 2017-03-20 10:26:51 -0400
  • Miguel Gonzalez
    signed 2017-03-20 10:25:14 -0400
  • Andy McPhee
    signed 2017-03-20 10:23:53 -0400
  • Ryan Johnson
    signed 2017-03-20 10:15:59 -0400
  • Mike Burlando
    signed 2017-03-20 10:14:08 -0400
  • Rich Panichelli
    signed 2017-03-20 10:13:41 -0400
  • Felicia Lewis
    signed 2017-03-20 10:12:59 -0400
  • Lisa Chilinskas
    signed 2017-03-20 10:06:48 -0400
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  • Beth Connor
    signed 2017-03-20 10:01:35 -0400
    I’ve had to pay a transfer penalty for the last 20 years (since middle school)-it’s time to end! I’m tired of being punished for not having one bus route that goes from my home to my job.
  • Judith Parker
    signed 2017-03-20 09:59:35 -0400
  • Jordan Deegan
    signed 2017-03-20 09:55:58 -0400