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SEPTA Provides Update On COVID-19

Transit News | March 10th, 2020

SEPTA has posted on its website it is coordinating with local/regional partners including the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, peer transit organizations along the Northeast Corridor and recently joined an information sharing group made up of Offices of Emergency Management and Public Health Officials in the five county region for the COVID-19 situation.

While there have been some cases in the five county region, SEPTA continues to provide regular service on all modes.

SEPTA continues to update its service modification plans.

Germ control and cleaning management on their system is nothing new to SEPTA. They have always had an extensive station and vehicle cleaning program. In addition to this robust cleaning program, SEPTA has beefed up its regular station and vehicle cleaning efforts. Last week they established dedicated teams to focus on sterilizing high touch areas at stations and on vehicles. The stations team will be out at least 3 to 4 times a day. This is in addition to their regular cleaning and night time station wash down operations. The vehicle maintenance team is accelerating the regular bus and rail car house cleaning program. As buses come back to their district they are getting interior wipe downs. Additionally, they have custodians assigned to major transportation centers to wipe down vehicles when they are on layover. As rail cars get a full cleaning they are getting a 100% quality control check by supervision.

Full details on this situation are available HERE