SEPTA has released its COVID-19 recovery plan.
Dubbed “Move Better Together,” it includes a look back through the pandemic for lessons learned, as well as to the future for how to move forward.
The transportation authority says it is prioritizing high-efficiency filters to improve air quality in vehicles and sanitation efforts to clean every vehicle a minimum of twice per day.
SEPTA is also allowing riders to bring bicycles with them on all trains including the Regional Rail.
And all customers and employees must continue to wear face masks when riding any SEPTA vehicle.
“SEPTA has demonstrated throughout the pandemic that transit is essential infrastructure,” said SEPTA Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon Sr. “We provided lifeline service to essential workers and we’re now focused on meeting the region’s changing needs and preparing for future demands.”
As for the future, SEPTA has outlined its plans in six key steps:
1. Recognize and adapt to a new normal.
2. Anticipate changes in customer needs and behaviors.
3. Support the region in its recovery.
4. Identify opportunities for improvement and innovation.
5. Be agile and flexible in decision-making.
6. Provide clear, consistent, and intuitive communication.
The full plan is available here.