COVID IMPACT on Public Transportation
COVID-19 brought on many changes to our transit network, and the impacts are still being felt. Many bus lines are running with limited services due to the recent operator shortages. This list changes nearly every day, so please keep an eye on SEPTA’s alerts page for more details. To access this, please use the following link: http://www.septa.org/alert/index.shtml?fbclid=IwAR041jZtAQfUnvqrRPNGm-HmYreL1l9SOAvPwx5do6q2MhGI4SikhfCDkM0
It should also be noted that SEPTA closes one station on its Market-Frankford or Broad St Lines per week. This usually occurs on weekends. The link above provides more details about this as well. In the past few weeks (Fall 2021), SEPTA services have resumed to 93% of pre-COVID levels for busses, subways, and trolleys and 65% of pre-COVID levels on the regional rail. We will update everyone on any further limitations should the need arise.
Both SEPTA and our research team are committed to the safety of our participants. We would like to remind everyone to please follow the guidelines established by federal/state/local authorities when they travel. Please refer to the curriculum lessons for further guidance.
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/