Philadelphia’s daily commuters will soon find themselves digging deeper into their pockets, as SEPTA announced its plan to increase fares, starting later this year. The sixth largest transit authority in the U.S., SEPTA averages ridership of over 300,000 people per day.
Beginning July 1, prices for everything from Quick Trip and disabled fares to TransPasses and TrailPasses are expected to increase.
This is not the first fare hike customers have seen in recent years. Typically, SEPTA increases its prices every three years – as was the case in 2007, 2010, and 2013. The 2016 fare increase was pushed back to this year to avoid any conflict with the official launch of SEPTA Key.
Still, with ongoing customer dissatisfaction regarding the punctuality, accessibility, and overall quality of SEPTA, many riders are hoping that the fare hikes will ultimately lead to improvements within the foreseeable future.
For more information on the fare increases and their effects, check out SEPTA’s official release.