SEPTA Planned a Fare Hike in July But It Will Be Pushed Back!
A fare hike has been looming and was scheduled to hit July but now due to the Coronavirus pandemic SEPTA officials will vote to push it back until at least January.
The fifty cent fare hake was approved by SEPTA’s board now those same folks will look to postpone the fare increase while also providing some relief to current riders. SEPTA plans to offer one free transfer for SEPTA Key Travel Wallet users and reduce the child fare to $1 on July 1. This measure still has to be officially voted on but expect it to happen as ridership has took a considerate dive since the start of quarantine. Many riders find themselves cash strapped due to layoffs and missed work.
SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards provided a statement in which she said “We wanted to get out in front of all of the elements that we feel will be helpful on people’s wallets and will help them save money as we all recover together.”
In other updates, SEPTA has been running on its “lifeline schedule” will resume most of its normal running times next week.