Septa Approves 36.7% Increase
I know you just read in the Inquirer and from other news sources it was an 11% increase. I disagree.
If yesterday I paid with a token $1.30 to get on a bus/subway and bought a transfer for $.60 that would be a total of $1.90. Under the new system I will pay $1.30, there are no more transfers, and another $1.30 for my connecting bus. Total $2.60. $2.60 versus $1.90 an increase of $.70 or 36.7%. You do the math.
Which proves again, “Figures don’t lie but liars can figure.”
The 11% number comes from only the increase Septa will impose on weekly and monthly passes. Regional rail will have increases from 11% to 16%.