SEPTA is proposing a fare increase that could take effect pretty soon. In the past, SEPTA had far increases in 2007, 2010, and 2013. There was a fare increase scheduled for 2016, but it was postponed due to the new key payment system.
SEPTA states that the fare increase to fund their operating expenses. That statement was interesting to me. I am not inside of SEPTA’s QuickBooks account( assuming they use QuickBooks), but SEPTA also generates money from advertisement and receive money from the state. I just wonder is SEPTA’s every 3-year fare increase because the cost of living going up or is SEPTA not closing out the year in the black?
According to septa.org this how the prices will change once the fare increase is in effect.
-Cash Fare/Quick Trip: Increase from $2.25 to $2.50
-Tokens/discounted single ride with Key: From $1.80 to $2
-Transit Transfers would remain unchanged at $1
-Disabled Fare: From $1 to $1.25
-Paratransit/Shared Ride: $4 to $4.25
-Weekly TransPass: From $24 to $25.50 (up to 56 trips for one customer)
-Monthly TransPass: rom $91 to $96 (up to 240 trips for one customer)
-Weekly TrailPasses: Currently $27.25-$53, depending on zone; proposed increase to $28.25-$55.75 (up to 56 trips for one customer)
-Monthly TrailPasses: Currently $101-$191, depending on zone; proposed increase to $105-$204 (up to 240 trips for one customer)
-Convenience Pass: From $8 to $9
The people of Philadelphia have grown tired of SEPTA in recent years especially after that SEPTA strike in 2016.