Children ride for free under SEPTA’s new fare proposal

By KYW Newsradio 1060

The previous plan had kids aged 5 to 11 riding for $1. Right now, a child's fare is the full $2.50.

Another change gives SEPTA Key Travel Wallet riders a longer window to use their one free transfer per trip. It was 90 minutes, but the new plan would give riders two hours to use their free transfer.

In a statement, SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards said, "These changes will help us better meet the needs of our low-income communities and traveling families."

The revised proposal got the okay from the SEPTA board's Budget, Planning and Information Technology Committee and goes before the full board for a vote next Thursday.

If approved, these fare changes would be effective July 1. 

SEPTA announced last month that any fare increases under the restructuring wouldn't take effect until at least January 2021.