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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  • Sam Gish
    @PhilaCook tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 08:39:33 -0400
    Petition: Tell SEPTA to end the $1 transfer penalty http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=442876
  • Sam Gish
    signed 2017-03-20 08:39:21 -0400
  • Toni Pert
    signed 2017-03-20 08:38:56 -0400
  • Margot Elton-Ratliff
    signed 2017-03-20 08:38:09 -0400
    The cost of the transfer discourages public transit use and puts an unfair penalty on those who need to take multiple modes of transit to get to work/school/etc.
  • Michael Noda
    signed 2017-03-20 08:36:55 -0400
    Worse than a crime, the transfer penalty is a blunder that costs SEPTA more than it takes in in revenue.
  • John Armstrong
    signed 2017-03-20 08:36:03 -0400
  • Joani Schmeling
    signed 2017-03-20 08:34:59 -0400
  • Gabriel Raab
    signed 2017-03-20 08:34:46 -0400
  • Merrill Hilf
    signed 2017-03-20 08:34:35 -0400
  • Maureen O'Melia
    signed 2017-03-20 08:34:25 -0400
  • Alon Abramson
    signed 2017-03-20 08:34:18 -0400
  • Stephen McKenna
    signed 2017-03-20 08:33:50 -0400
  • Briana Pattinson
    signed 2017-03-20 08:33:28 -0400
  • Joseph Alkus
    signed 2017-03-20 08:32:28 -0400
    Septa has finally rolled out the Septa Key – It is time to simply the fare collection. Free transfer would encourage people to use the Septa Key and streamline the cash collection process for Septa, saving millions!
  • Tamara Van Winkle
    signed 2017-03-20 08:29:02 -0400
  • Omar Rosa
    signed 2017-03-20 08:28:48 -0400
  • Jonathan Goins
    signed 2017-03-20 08:27:50 -0400
  • Deborah Rudman
    signed 2017-03-20 08:27:45 -0400
  • Krystal Eason
    signed 2017-03-20 08:26:28 -0400
  • Matt Kosloff
    signed 2017-03-20 08:26:06 -0400
  • Melissa Markley
    signed 2017-03-20 08:25:47 -0400
    This is b.s!!!! Keep raising fares, but service gets worse!!!! Even the drivers r nasty with bad attitudes!
  • Abby Schrader
    signed 2017-03-20 08:24:34 -0400
  • Jennifer Bazydlo
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 08:23:42 -0400
    Petition: Tell SEPTA to end the $1 transfer penalty
  • Emily Colburn
    signed 2017-03-20 08:23:24 -0400
  • Jennifer Bazydlo
    signed 2017-03-20 08:23:19 -0400
  • Sandra Skinner-Andino
    signed 2017-03-20 08:23:08 -0400
  • Moira Bohannon
    @moidem tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 08:22:59 -0400
    Petition: Tell SEPTA to end the $1 transfer penalty http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=446076
  • Phillip Wisdom
    signed 2017-03-20 08:22:46 -0400
  • Moira Bohannon
    signed 2017-03-20 08:22:46 -0400
  • Eric Zrinsky
    signed 2017-03-20 08:22:20 -0400