Critical Funding Needed to Preserve SEPTA Service and Fares
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Critical Funding Needed to Preserve SEPTA Service and Fares

To: Sen. Hughes, Gov. Shapiro, Rep. Krajewski

From: A verified voter in Philadelphia, PA

January 30

The impending $240 million deficit that SEPTA is grappling with calls for urgent intervention. The discontinuation of federal pandemic aid in July and the unsuccessful attempt to secure a state sales tax transfer have intensified this crisis. The potential service reductions and fare hikes could disproportionately impact marginalized communities. It is imperative to obtain state, local, and federal funding to preserve existing service levels and fares. With ridership on an upward trajectory, the importance of public transit is evident. Therefore, it is urged that immediate measures be implemented to allocate the necessary funding to SEPTA to avert service interruptions and fare increases. The welfare of Philadelphia's residents and the sustainability of the city's public transit system hinge on this.

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