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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  • Nancy Weinberg
    signed 2018-05-10 04:42:45 -0400
  • Edyta Zielinska
    signed 2018-05-09 11:21:32 -0400
    Edyta Zielinska
  • wendy s
    signed via 2018-05-09 10:42:03 -0400
  • Roya Sabri
    signed 2018-05-09 10:21:15 -0400
  • Keith Britton
    signed 2018-05-09 09:29:54 -0400
  • Ian Smith
    signed 2018-05-09 09:29:38 -0400
  • Omar Bowers
    signed 2018-05-09 09:22:31 -0400
  • Todd Lane
    signed 2018-05-09 09:20:50 -0400
  • Richard Garella
    signed 2018-05-09 09:15:49 -0400
  • stuart roberts
    signed 2018-05-07 18:25:19 -0400
  • Amy Haavik-MacKinnon
    signed 2018-05-07 17:05:23 -0400
  • Lavell Simpkins
    signed 2018-04-19 11:46:43 -0400
    Lavell Simpkins
  • Molly Ahern
    signed 2018-03-07 12:26:02 -0500
  • Jill Lukas
    signed 2017-10-12 19:57:32 -0400
  • julie brady
    signed 2017-08-03 22:02:28 -0400
    julie brady
  • Daniel Esposito
    signed 2017-08-01 18:54:56 -0400
  • Drew Parker
    signed 2017-07-26 16:59:41 -0400
  • Pamela Wilkins
    signed 2017-06-28 20:42:09 -0400
    Pamela Wilkins
  • Gary Kopp
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-28 18:34:13 -0400
    Petition: Tell @SEPTA_SOCIAL to end the $1 transfer penalty this year #freetransfers
  • Gary Kopp
    signed 2017-06-28 18:33:34 -0400
  • Frederick Gilmore
    signed 2017-06-07 07:32:08 -0400
    As a Septa Bus Operator I support this movement. At this point Paper Transfers are a unnecessary expenses for passengers , no riding tax payers and the Septa.
  • Swandah Abdur-Rahman
    signed 2017-06-06 06:12:44 -0400
  • Stephanie Maxwell
    signed 2017-06-05 22:33:22 -0400
  • Virginia Harris
    signed 2017-06-05 20:29:41 -0400
  • Darlene Darlene Servance
    signed 2017-06-05 19:41:06 -0400
    Darlene Servance
  • Marie-Jeanne Girin
    signed 2017-05-30 22:47:45 -0400
    eliminate the transfer fee, it cost time and money to riders!

    Marie-Jeanne Girin
  • Christopher Colliers
    signed 2017-05-26 20:15:07 -0400
  • Howard Richman
    signed 2017-05-25 20:36:00 -0400
    Most major cities in America have Free Transfers. It’s about time Septa realizes the advantages and stops Nicole and diving us .
  • Alfred Achtert
    signed 2017-05-14 16:51:18 -0400
    Alfred Achtert
  • Edwin Rupert
    signed 2017-05-13 09:32:53 -0400
    Traveling in Europe, the mind boggles at the convenience, design and economy of their well-supported city transit systems that integrate beautifully into regional, national and international systems. Clearly we don’t live in a country that will support its public facilities in that way. So it’s doubly important that we implement good design and pricing policy to build ridership and deliver the benefit equitably across the population of the city. It’s unfair to penalize people, just because they don’t live where the transit-line design gives them a no-transfer ride. And the inefficiencies born of avoiding that payment are real and costs both SEPTA and the ridership. Transfers should be free.