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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  • Emma Richards
    signed 2017-03-20 09:54:08 -0400
  • Joe Schiavo
    signed 2017-03-20 09:54:06 -0400
  • Jamie Moffett
    signed 2017-03-20 09:53:49 -0400
  • Max Stern
    signed 2017-03-20 09:52:22 -0400
    Unfortunately, free movement (the ability to travel when, where and how one pleases) is a privilege. Let’s make it more equitable.
  • Kate Ryan
    signed 2017-03-20 09:49:35 -0400
  • Salty bastard
    @populationme23 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 09:49:20 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=477752
  • Stevi Adams
    signed via 2017-03-20 09:48:54 -0400
  • Erin Murdock
    signed 2017-03-20 09:48:29 -0400
  • Robyn Sussman
    signed 2017-03-20 09:48:24 -0400
  • John Murdock
    signed 2017-03-20 09:47:42 -0400
  • Amy Domowitch
    signed 2017-03-20 09:44:47 -0400
  • David Dunham
    signed 2017-03-20 09:44:08 -0400
    Coming from Seattle, where transfers were free (but time-limited), the current system always feels awkward and makes me consider alternatives to SEPTA if a single line won’t get me where I need to go
  • David Zegeye 🇪🇹
    signed 2017-03-20 09:44:06 -0400
  • Matt Crosby
    signed 2017-03-20 09:43:48 -0400
  • Christopher Hilpl
    signed 2017-03-20 09:41:16 -0400
  • Amory Hillengas
    signed 2017-03-20 09:40:02 -0400
  • Carmella Lee
    signed 2017-03-20 09:39:11 -0400
  • Kirby Bell
    signed 2017-03-20 09:38:55 -0400
  • John Rossi
    signed via 2017-03-20 09:37:47 -0400
  • Leslie Linnebur
    signed 2017-03-20 09:37:18 -0400
  • Becca A
    signed 2017-03-20 09:35:56 -0400
    SEPTA, you can stand to give your riders free transfers for connecting services.
  • Zachary Billet
    signed 2017-03-20 09:35:21 -0400
  • William Haines
    signed via 2017-03-20 09:35:17 -0400
    Many cities have a free transfer already. It is progressive and helps peoples pockets. Most people who take mass transit live paycheck to paycheck and this would help greatly!
  • Bernard Fisher
    signed 2017-03-20 09:35:04 -0400
  • Michael Peltier
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 09:34:57 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Michael Peltier
    signed 2017-03-20 09:34:23 -0400
    Transfer penalties discourage ridership, and need to be eliminated. Any additional fare should be based on time or distance, not changing routes. SEPTAkey offers the perfect opportunity to modernize the fare structure, and ending transfer penalties should be the first step.
  • nola darling.
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-20 09:33:47 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • nola darling.
    @ms_SHaDY tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-20 09:33:44 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers http://www.5thsq.org/freetransfers?recruiter_id=477743
  • Shadyra Chambers
    signed 2017-03-20 09:33:08 -0400
  • Brett Mapp
    signed 2017-03-20 09:33:04 -0400