SEPTA said there is enough space for remaining commuters to practice social distancing, but to further enforce it, bus rides will be limited to 20 riders at a time, 25 on trolleys, and 30 on the Norristown High Speed Line.
Operators have been instructed to keep track of the number of riders. If a bus or trolley reaches that maximum, service will be limited to drop-offs until there is more room.
“During the COVID-19 crisis, SEPTA will remain focused on providing transportation for essential workers, and for customers who need access to health care, grocery stores and other life-sustaining services,” said SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards. “For everyone’s health and safety, we ask that all others refrain from using SEPTA until further notice.”
Most of SEPTA’s services are already on essential schedules. The Route 101 trolley is also being converted to a bus, and Route 102 is suspended.
Check SEPTA’s website for the latest schedules.