SEPTA Proposes New Fare Hikes

The cash fare in the city could increase to $2.50, and monthly rail passes could go up as much as $13.

SEPTA Fourth of July Service

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Come July, you’ll probably have to pay a little more to take SEPTA.

The transportation organization just released fare hike proposals for the 2018 fiscal year. If the proposals secure board approval, they’ll kick in July 1st.

Potential changes include a 20 cent increase in the price of a SEPTA token – from $1.80 to $2. SEPTA cash/quick trips would rise 25 cents, from $2.25 to $2.50. Monthly Regional Rail passes could go up as much as $13.

Fare increase are typical every three years. The organization was due for a fare hike in 2016 (the last occurred in July 2013), but increases were postponed because of the SEPTA key rollout.

SEPTA will hold public hearings on the proposed fare increases starting April 19th. The organization has more information and the following proposals listed on its website:

Transit Division
Cash/Quick Trip
SEPTA Token$1.80$2.00NA
Cash via SEPTA Key CardNANA$2.00
Cash Transfer Fee$1.00$1.00NA
Transfer Fee via SEPTA Key CardNANA$1.00
Weekly TransPass$24.00$25.50$25.50
Monthly TransPass$91.00$96.00$96.00
Convenience Pass$8.00$9.00$9.00
Disabled Fare$1.00$1.25$1.25
PATCO Joint Fare$3.10$3.50$4.00
Paratransit/Shared Ride$4.00$4.25$4.25


Railroad Division
Weekly TrailPass Zone 1
Fare Kiosk
Weekly TrailPass Zone 2$36.50$39.00$39.00$39.00
Weekly TrailPass Zone 344.00$47.00$47.00447.00
Weekly TrailPass Zone Anywhere$53.00$55.75$55.75$55.75
Monthly TrailPass Zone 1$101.00$105.00$105.00$105.00
Monthly TrailPass Zone 2$135.00$144.00$144.00$144.00
Monthly TrailPass Zone 3$163.00$174.00$174.00$174.00
Monthly TrailPass Zone Anywhere$191.00$204.00$204.00$204.00

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