SEPTA fare hike starts this weekend

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SEPTA fare hikes: Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at noon on June 30, 2017. (AP PHOTO / FILE)

SEPTA is reminding riders that a fare increase is set to go into effect over the weekend.

SEPTA says the fare increase, which was approved by the board in May, goes across all modes of transportation and starts on Saturday.

Electronic card or token single ride fares will increase from $1.80 to $2; cash fares will increase from $2.25 a ride to $2.50; weekly TransPass fares will increase from $24 to $25.50.

SEPTA says the hike will help fund everyday expenses like labor, fuel and power.

The fare increase was initially planned for 2016 but was delayed to roll out the new electronic fare card system.
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