COVID IMPACT on Public Transportation
The good news is that most services are running on or close to their usual schedules.
However, there are a few regional rail lines running with limited services. The Cynwyd Line is still suspended until further notice. The Chestnut Hill West Line will resume service for weekdays only beginning Monday, March 8th. All other regional rail lines except for the Airport and Paoli/Thorndale lines are limited to one train every two hours on weekends. It should also be noted that Somerset Station on the Market/Frankford Line is closed. For more information as well as the latest on SEPTA’s construction projects, please refer to SEPTA’s alerts page at: http://www.septa.org/alert/index.shtml?fbclid=IwAR041jZtAQfUnvqrRPNGm-HmYreL1l9SOAvPwx5do6q2MhGI4SikhfCDkM0
We will update everyone on any changes to these limitations should the need arise. Additionally, we would like to remind everyone to please follow the guidelines established by federal/state/local authorities when they travel. This will be reinforced during the curriculum lessons.
We look forward to getting started soon!
Message from the Research Coordinator
Dear Temple Transportation Participants, Families, and Support Staff,
Like you, we have been monitoring the coronavirus information closely. We have paid close attention to what Temple University and Community Health officials are reporting. Temple University has determined that it is best to have their students and a number of employees work remotely and practice social distancing as much as possible.
We are following their lead to ensure the safety and health of all community members.
We now feel a thought we can begin to think about running our last few blocks of this study. If you are interested in participant reach out to Amber.
Of course if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.
Temple Transportation Research Team
215-272-3080 (Amber's contact)
Please use this resource guide for the latest transportation and general COVID-19 restrictions in your area:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/White House link:
Montgomery County- https://www.montcopa.org/3468/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19
Delaware/Chester Counties- https://www.chesco.org/4376/Coronavirus-COVID-19
Bucks County- http://buckscounty.org/government/healthservices/HealthDepartment/CoronavirusInfo
New Jersey Links:
Camden County- https://www.camdencounty.com/service/covid-19-updates-and-preparations/
Temple University Link:
The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT,) funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, has provided helpful links for individuals with autism as well as parents/caregivers for people with autism during the COVID-19 outbreak. These can be located at: https://paautism.org/resource/coronavirus-resources/
The Autism Society has various links relating topics including mental health, modifying routines, lifestyle supports, education, public policy, and Facebook Live resources. Their homepage can be found at: https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/