Philadelphia awarded William Penn Foundation grant for zero-fare pilot program

  • Date: 05/16/2024

The William Penn Foundation has awarded the city of Philadelphia, Pa., a $578,340 grant from for the city’s zero-fare pilot program. The grant was approved at the foundation’s most recent meeting to support the pilot program’s evaluation. The pilot, launched by the managing director’s office in August 2023, is a city-funded transit benefit offered to a targeted number of Philadelphians living at or below poverty level. The program was developed in partnership with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and community-based organizations.

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