This spring SEPTA will vote on a fare restructuring package, and this Thursday we will be presenting our asks to the Board at their monthly meeting, held via telephone.
Sign TODAY to let SEPTA know you want fairer fares when the Board votes in May
We believe SEPTA’s Fare Restructuring Plan is a great first step as proposed, but it needs to go further to build a system that works for riders of all ages and incomes. Getting this right is an important part of rebuilding ridership after COVID-19.
- Eliminate the Transfer Penalty
- Implement Fare Capping
- Provide Free Rides for Children
- Accept TransPass on Zone 1 Rail
5th Square has also called on SEPTA to broaden the range of public outreach strategies they're using in addition to the virtual hearings for their Fare Restructuring Plan to ensure there's representative feedback on their plan.
SEPTA is holding its April Board meeting via telephone THIS THURSDAY and we need your help advocating for the Fair Fares platform by leaving a comment.
RSVP by noon TODAY if you are interested in helping offer public comment for Thursday's meeting and we'll get in touch with suggested talking points.
📫 VOTE BY MAIL
While many of us are spending more time at home, here's one way we can still participate in local politics: vote from home in the upcoming election. Primary day is June 2nd.
Any registered PA voter can request a mail-in ballot for any reason: either online (need PA ID) or by mail. You can also register to vote or update your voting address online.
The mail ballot request must be in by May 26th.
🛣️ Support Open Streets During COVID-19
People need more safe recreation options during the stay-at-home order, and the best way to crowding at public spaces is to designate a lot more car-free space in every neighborhood. We're supporting this petition by Feet First Philly and the Clean Air Council demanding more open streets for pedestrians during the crisis.
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
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PhillyVoice | Drone video captures Philly's empty streets during coronavirus pandemic
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🏙️ LAND USE
The Philadelphia Emergency Fund for Stabilization of Early Education (PEFSEE) aims to ensure that Philadelphia’s early learning sector can weather the COVID-19 crisis. PEFSEE will provide grant funds to minimize the loss of capacity and expertise in the sector so that children and families continue to have access to high quality early learning opportunities once this crisis has passed.Tiered grant awards of up to $20,000 will be made available to provide immediate relief to eligible organizations with operations located in the city of Philadelphia.
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