SEPTA is dedicated to offering safe and clean service for customers and employees. One of the ways SEPTA does this is by streamlining the enforcement process for quality-of-life and quality-of-ride violations that occur on the system as specified under state statute or city code.
The program went into effect in January 2019.
The Administrative Enforcement Notice
SEPTA Transit Police may serve a single Administrative Enforcement Notice. Notices carry a $25.00 fine for each offense. This supports SEPTA’s goal to discourage disorderly behavior on the system while also:
- Easing the financial burden of paying when a fine is issued
- Removing the stigma associated with summary violations
- Reducing cases in the Philadelphia Municipal Court system
- Focusing Transit Police resources on system patrol instead of administrative tasks from processing many violations
Transit Police will continue to temporarily hold a person found to be in violation of a quality-of-life issue. The $25.00 fine will only be assessed for the specific violation in question. It will not reflect any prior contacts with Transit Police for other violations.