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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  • Marshall Schurtz
    signed via 2017-03-20 09:02:29 -0400
  • Maureen Goldsmith
    signed 2017-03-20 09:00:03 -0400
  • Derek Kunz
    signed 2017-03-20 09:00:03 -0400
  • Diana Lind
    signed 2017-03-20 08:58:45 -0400
  • Falena Hand
    signed 2017-03-20 08:57:58 -0400
  • Bill Abraham
    signed 2017-03-20 08:57:49 -0400
    This makes absolute sense, and other major cities like NY have adopted this policy.
  • Aubrey Lynch
    signed 2017-03-20 08:56:29 -0400
  • Jimmy Salfiti
    signed 2017-03-20 08:55:44 -0400
  • David Feldman
    signed 2017-03-20 08:55:30 -0400
  • Kate Mundie
    signed 2017-03-20 08:55:00 -0400
  • Kelly Edwards
    signed 2017-03-20 08:54:17 -0400
  • Peter Hecht
    signed 2017-03-20 08:52:51 -0400
  • Christopher MacDonald
    signed 2017-03-20 08:52:45 -0400
  • Tracy Hearst-Purdy
    signed 2017-03-20 08:51:04 -0400
  • Nicholette Maione
    signed 2017-03-20 08:50:39 -0400
    It’s kinda sad both NYC and Boston both allow free transfers between bus and bus or bus and subway with every swipe but we need to cough up a dollar if we in Philly want the same. Bullshit. Change it!
  • Dare Henry-Moss
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 08:48:19 -0400
    Petition: Tell SEPTA to end the $1 transfer penalty
  • Jacob Waters
    signed 2017-03-20 08:47:45 -0400
  • Annie Anderson
    signed 2017-03-20 08:45:16 -0400
  • Marisa Jones
    signed 2017-03-20 08:44:11 -0400
  • Jennifer Bytof
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  • Bridget Silver
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  • Thaddeus Konicki
    signed 2017-03-20 08:43:34 -0400
  • Michael Noda
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 08:43:32 -0400
    SEPTA's $1 transfer penalty is regressive, inefficient, obsolete, and indefensible. Tell SEPTA: It needs to end. Now.
  • Joseph Celentano
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 08:43:30 -0400
    Petition: Tell SEPTA to end the $1 transfer penalty
  • Joseph Celentano
    signed 2017-03-20 08:43:20 -0400
    This should have happened along with SEPTA key rollout. It would help make the system much more accessible for new riders and would be a great boon for regular riders.
  • Brody Rosenfeld
    signed 2017-03-20 08:43:04 -0400
  • Alfred Klosterman
    signed 2017-03-20 08:42:38 -0400
  • Saima Tank
    signed 2017-03-20 08:42:20 -0400
  • Rob Herman
    signed 2017-03-20 08:39:58 -0400
  • David Wenger
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