SEPTA Fare Hikes Start in July

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority approved across-the-board fare hikes on Thursday

Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 8:22 PM EDT
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SEPTA  Fare Hikes Start in July

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Public transit riders in Philadelphia and its suburbs will be paying more to travel starting this summer.
 
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority approved across-the-board fare hikes on Thursday.
 
The base cash fare for buses, subways and trolleys will rise from $2 to $2.25 on July 1. It will go up to $2.50 when a smart-card payment system is installed by the middle of next year.
 
Riders who pay with tokens and transit passes will continue to receive a discount, but those prices are going up too.
 
Tokens will jump from $1.55 to $1.80. Weekly passes will rise from $22 to $24, while monthly passes will go up from $83 to $91.

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