On June 23, the SEPTA Board will vote on a proposed $1.61 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2023. This proposal includes fare enhancements designed to boost ridership post-COVID and allows for the expansion of SEPTA Key Advantage - a program that enables employers to offer public transportation as an employee benefit..
There would be no fare increases. That's right - no fare increases. And riders will continue to benefit from fare adjustments enacted during the pandemic, including one free transfer per trip on Transit modes and free rides for children 11 and under.
And get this - select fares would decrease - including the One Day Convenience Pass from $9 to $6 and the Three Day Convenience Pass from $18 to $15.
And if you've got a SEPTA Key card [at this point - who doesn't?] you're in luck - the Travel Wallet fare between any Zone 1 Regional Rail Station and Center City would go from $4 to $3.75 and travel from the Airport to destinations outside Center City would go from $9.25 to $6.50.
Also under the proposal, there would be a new One Day Neighborhood FleX Pass, intended for riders traveling shorter distances on Regional Rail. The pass would cost $10, and it could be used for up to 10 rides on buses, subways, trolleys, and up to any Zone 2 Regional Rail stations for a single day. The existing One Day Independence Pass would be renamed the One Day Anywhere FleX. The price would remain $13, and it would still be valid for up to 10 rides on buses, subways, trolleys, and all Regional Rail stations for a single day. For both the Neighborhood FleX Pass and the Anywhere FleX Pass, there would be a 10 percent discount for a bundle purchase of three passes, which could be used on consecutive or non-consecutive days.
When passed, most of these changes will take effect July 1, 2022. The Neighborhood and Anywhere FleX Passes will debut in September 2022.