Yes. The region is now in the Yellow Phase and more people will be returning to work and using SEPTA. We want to make sure you feel safe and comfortable on our system and we are doing our part by ensuring vehicles and facilities are clean and sanitized, and making personal safety a priority. Riders have made it clear that requiring facial coverings is a priority for them to feel safe returning to transit.
SEPTA is no longer distributing complimentary disposable masks, but a limited number are available at some Customer Service offices. While masks are now widely available in stores and online, SEPTA is evaluating the feasibility of installing mask vending machines at certain stations. If you need assistance finding a mask, please call 215-580-7800 or visit any SEPTA Customer Service Office.
SEPTA implemented rider limits on buses, trolleys, and the Norristown High Speed Line as follows: Bus: 40 ft. maximum 20 customers, Articulated maximum 30 customers, Routes 204, 310, 311, LUCY Gold/LUCY Green maximum 10 customers; Trolley: maximum 25 customers; Norristown High Speed Line: maximum 30 customers. Operators are doing their best to comply with those limits in a very challenging environment to ensure the health and safety of everyone on their vehicle. When these capacity limits are met, Operators may not stop to accommodate new customers.
To allow for social distancing, SEPTA Operators have been instructed to limit the number of customers per bus to 20. Operators keep track of the number of people on board each vehicle. When vehicle capacity reaches the maximum, service is then limited to drop-offs until there is sufficient space to allow new riders to board. Buses should continue to stop for waiting customers when the limits are not exceeded.