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SEPTA implements first fare hike in three years


Today, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will implement its first fare increase in three years.

The fare hikes, which were approved as part of a $1.18 billion fiscal-year 2011 operating budget, average between 6 percent and 8 percent. The increase is expected to generate about $20.7 million in additional revenue to help cover operating expenses, SEPTA officials said in a prepared statement.

As part of the fare changes, SEPTA is eliminating off-peak periods for regional rail. Weekday rates will apply to trips taken between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Discounted rates will be available for trips after 7 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays.

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