SEPTA looks to phase out paper transfers by this summer

Mike DeNardo
May 21, 2018 - 10:43 pm
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Mike DeNardo

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 PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As SEPTA moves more of its fare collection to the Key card, paper transfers are being phased out this summer.

The $1 transfer fee isn't going away, but the paper transfer is.

The transit agency says after July 31 it will no longer issue paper transfers.  

SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch says the tap-and-go SEPTA Key card will automatically take the $1 fee for the second leg of your trip out of your Travel Wallet.

"You automatically get the ($2) token discount for the first leg of the ride," he said. "And then for your transfer -- some folks do pay out of pocket - that's going to be automatically deducted from the Key card."

Assuming you have one.

If you don't, Busch says there will be no mechanism for you to get the $1 transfer and you'll have to pay the full fare.

He says right now on the average weekday about 20,000 paper transfers are used.