Saturday, December 15, 2007

Transfer: Off the one bus and onto another. Philly's struggle on fair fares

Glenn reports with a recap of transfers in Philly.
On Friday, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, by a 6-1 decision, dimissed the appeal of Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), in SEPTA's continuing attempt to eliminate paper transfers from the transit system.

The City of Philadelphia had successfully obtained an injunction, in Common Pleas Court in August, that prevented SEPTA from eliminating transfers. SEPTA appealed the case to Commonwealth Court.

Due to the fact that, in the intervening time, SEPTA had raised the price of a transfer from 60 cents to 75 cents, Commonwealth Court ruled that SEPTA's appeal was now moot.
More details via GAW's summary page

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