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Public Hearings

Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget and Fiscal Years 2015-2019
Financial Plan and Selected Tariff Changes and Proposed Fare Increases

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has scheduled public hearings on the Proposed Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2014 (Fiscal Year 2014) and Five Year Financial Plan. The Operating Budget proposal includes fare changes as listed below:

Summary of Proposed Fare Changes | Text Version | PDF Version

Proposed Fare Zone Map | PDF

Proposed Tariffs

City Transit Division | Tariff #1
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

Gender stickers removed from all Passes

Extra Fare zone eliminated on routes 14, 22, 44, 52, 55

TransPasses are no longer valid for travel on weekdays on the railroad

Once NPT is operational the following changes will be implemented:

Transfers will only be available via Smart Media card, paper transfer eliminated

Transit Cash Base fare increases $.25 to $2.50, discounted base fare via Smart Media remains unchanged at $1.80

Disabled Fare only available via use of Photo ID Smart Media

Free Senior rides only available with the presentation of a state issued photo ID card ie: PA Drivers license or PA Photo ID (for non drivers)

Pass ride limits introduced

Suburban Transit Division | Tariff #155
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

Gender stickers removed from all Passes

Extra Fare zone eliminated on 21 routes 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 99, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 113, 114, 115, 119, 120, 127, 128, 129, 130, 139

Extra zone eliminated on Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) and one cash base fare established at $2.75, or Token+$0.50.

Routes 123, 124, 125 and 150 with multiple zones eliminated and one cash base fare established at $3.75, or Token+$1.50.

Once NPT is operational the following changes will be implemented:

Transfers will only be available via Smart Media card, paper transfer eliminated

Transit Cash Base fare increases $.25 to $2.50, discounted base fare via Smart Media remains unchanged at $1.80

Disabled Fare only available via use of Photo ID Smart Media

Free Senior rides only available with the presentation of a state issued photo ID card ie: PA Drivers license or PA Photo ID (for non drivers)

Pass ride limits introduced

Railroad Division | Tariff #154
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

Gender stickers removed from all Passes

TransPasses are no longer valid for travel on weekdays on the railroad

Intermediate Fares reduced to one fare from two fares (Adult and Half Fare)

Via CCP Fares reduced to one fare from four fares (Adult and Half Fare)

Present Zone 4 stations re-zoned. Bristol, Langhorne, North Wales, Paoli, Claymont and Wilmington transferred to present Zone 5. All other present Zone 4 stations re-zoned to present Zone 3 stations.

Eastwick Station re-zoned to Zone 1

North Broad Street and North Philadelphia Stations re-zoned to Zone 1.

Weekly Cross County Pass introduced

Once NPT is operational the following changes will be implemented:

Senior Fare will only be available with the presentation of a state issued photo ID card ie: PA Drivers license or PA Photo ID (for non drivers) or a SEPTA issued Photo ID Smart Media Card.

Disabled Fare only available via use of SEPTA issued Photo ID Smart Media Card

Pass ride limits introduced

Ten Trip fare is eliminated and replaced with discounted one way fare via SEPTA issued Smart Media Card with stored value.

PATCO | Tariff #112
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

Interdivisional | Tariff #132
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

TransPasses are no longer valid for travel on weekdays on the railroad

Parking | Tariff #168
Text Version | PDF Version

Early payment discount period is eliminated

Once NPT is operational the following changes will be implemented:

Ability to use SEPTA Adult Tokens for partial payment at 69th St. and Fern Rock is eliminated once new equipment is installed and operational

Minimum payment with credit/debit card is $2.00 or double the one day rate

Long term parking rate established where overnight parking is permitted.

Paratransit/ADA | Tariff #229
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

Once NPT is operational the Adult Token will no longer be accepted as part payment of the fare.

Shared Ride Program (SRP) | Tariff #146
Text Version | PDF Version

Fare increase presented above

Schedule of Public Hearings

Delaware County | Monday, April 15, 2013
Delaware County Court House
County Council Meeting Room, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
201 W. Front Street, Media, PA 19063

Montgomery County | Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Montgomery County Human Services Center
Community Room, Main Floor, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
1430 DeKalb Pike, Norristown, PA 19404

Philadelphia County | Wednesday, April 17, 2013
SEPTA Board Room, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Chester County | Friday, April 19, 2013
West Chester Borough Hall
County Chambers, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
401 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Bucks County | Monday, April 22, 2013
Bucks County Free Library
Pearl Buck Room, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
150 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Submitting Comments

If you, or a representative, are not planning to attend the public hearing, but wish to submit comments in writing, you may do so by sending them to the following address no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2013:

Office of the General Manager
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
1234 Market Street 10th floor
Phila., PA 19107

Comments may also be sent via email to Operatingbudget@septa.org or by using the form below. Persons desiring to present extensive comments and testimony are encouraged to do so in writing as the time for individual testimony may be limited in order to accommodate all who wish to speak. SEPTA will provide a sign language interpreter at the public hearings upon written request received no later than March 29, 2013.

Written requests can be mailed to the Office of the General Manager at the address listed above. Members of the public may obtain a copy of the proposed Operating budget and Financial Plan by requesting a copy in writing from the Office of the General Manager at the address listed above.

You may also submit comments through the online form below.

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