Averting a citywide transit strike, SEPTA made an expensive peace with its largest union Tuesday, but it riled riders in predicting a fare increase by July 1.
Expect a hike of about 15 cents, to $1.75 for
a single token, SEPTA spokesman Richard Maloney said. The exact figure
will be released this week. That price is equal to bus fare in San
Diego, the highest in the nation.
SEPTA's current $1.60 charge,
however, masks major discounts for multiple purchases of tokens for
subway, bus and trolley rides. For example, a two-pack of tokens now
sells for $2.30.
SEPTA settles, but fare rise nettles A fare increase of about 15 cents can be expected as part of the agreement. Riders quickly announced their displeasure. - Philly.com