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SEPTA Launches “Mask Force Philly” To Promote Safe & Healthy Travel

Transit News | January 28th, 2021

SEPTA is bolstering efforts to promote safe and healthy travel during the pandemic with the launch of Mask Force Philly, a regional initiative with other major transit agencies designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

SEPTA Mask Force Philly Ambassadors will be out on the system giving out masks, and reminding customers that a face covering is required when riding.

Most SEPTA riders are on board with the mask requirement – compliance is consistently over 90 percent – and this effort aims to keep everyone vigilant moving forward.

“Public transportation is on the frontline of this pandemic – and has proven to be a lifeline to essential jobs and services,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards in making the announcement. “The Mask Force initiative will help us as we continue to engage our customers, and remind everyone that we are all in this together.”

Mask Force Philly is being launched by SEPTA in conjunction with other major regional transit agencies, including Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the MTA in New York. It’s all in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and encourage mask compliance.

Customers will see Mask Force Philly Ambassadors outfitted with branded apparel and accessories, including masks, sanitizer, and cards with safety tips and other key information.

Teams will be deployed in pairs to SEPTA stations, loops, terminals and major bus and transfer points.