Start Digging in Your Couch Cushions — SEPTA’s Fare Hike Starts Today
Starting today, people are going to start complaining about SEPTA a lot more. Everybody’s favorite transit company instituted its long-threatened fare increases today: Subways, buses and trolleys will now cost $2.25 a trip, single tokens will go up to $1.80, and SEPTA’s TransPasses will increase to $24 and $91 for weekly and monthly passes. The good news is, though, that SEPTA is removing its expensive Zone 5 designation and — to cheers from LGBT advocates — will be removing their male and female designation stickers on passes. The hikes, however, aren’t over just yet: SEPTA will institute another quarter raise for buses, subways and trolleys sometime in 2014.