PHILADELPHIA - May 23, 2013 --
SEPTA announced Thursday afternoon the rollout of a fare hike that will start in July.
Cash trips on buses, subways and trolleys will go from $2.00 to $2.25.
Sometime next year, that price will go up another quarter.
Single trip tokens will cost $1.80.
Rates for weekly and monthly TransPasses are also going up.
Freezing CCT Paratransit fares at the current level of $4, rather than an increase to $4.50; Lowering increases to weekly and monthly TransPasses, which will go from $22 to $24, and $83 to $91, respectively; Raising ride limits on weekly and monthly passes to 56 and 240, respectively; Continuing to accept TransPasses on the Airport Regional Rail Line to accommodate Philadelphia International Airport employees until the NPT system is in place on Regional Rail; Charging the standard base fare on portions of bus routes 124 and 125 that provide local service between Gulph Mills and Chesterbrook, and inbound from the Wissahickon Transportation Center.