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SEPTA Board Approves Fare Restructuring Plan

Transit News | June 25th, 2020

The SEPTA Board has approved a “Fare Restructuring Plan” that includes free rides for children under 12, one free transfer for transit trips and the introduction of new SEPTA Key three-day passes in the Fall. The plan was approved as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget and Fiscal Years 2022-2026 Financial Projections.

The restructuring plan originally announced before the COVID-19 crisis was adjusted in response to public feedback and to help customers during the region’s recovery. All proposed increases will be re-evaluated and deferred until at least January 2021.

The plan has remained focused on equity, affordability, and ease-of-travel for customers, even as the financial challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic mounted. Revisions since the plan was first introduced in early March include elimination of child fares for Transit and Regional Rail, extending the window of time for customers to use a transfer, and committing to advancing the benefits of the plan while delaying any fare increases.

Full details are available at http://septa.org/fares/fare-restructuring.html