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SEPTA To Remove COVID-19 Vehicle Capacity Limits Effective June 1

Transit News | May 17th, 2021

Effective June 1, 2021, SEPTA will lift passenger capacity limits on vehicles that were put into place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mask requirements for customers and employees will remain in place until further notice.

“Removing vehicle capacity limits to meet increased ridership demand is a major step in the region’s recovery,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie S. Richards. “We are grateful for our riders who counted on SEPTA throughout the pandemic, and we are excited to safely welcome back those who may be taking the system for the first time in over a year.”

SEPTA’s decision to lift passenger capacity limits comes as new reported cases of COVID-19 continue to drop across the region and vaccination rates rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia are easing capacity-related restrictions.

Full details are available at https://www.iseptaphilly.com/blog/capacitylimits