Effective Immediately SEPTA Transit Police Work Stoppage and Contingency Measures in Place

SEPTA has been informed by FOTP Lodge 109 that Transit Police officers have voted to go on strike. SEPTA has immediately enacted its strike contingency plan to ensure the safety and security of customers and employees, including:

  1. Supervisory Transit Police will be working extended shifts to provide a steady presence at terminals, transfer points, hot spots, and transit corridors.
  2. Local law enforcement partners, including the Philadelphia Police Department, university police departments, and police in all counties in areas served by SEPTA, will assist with patrol checks, response to calls for service, priority response, K-9, and special equipment support.
  3. Logistical support and operational assistance from the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management.
  4. Private security guards assigned to locations as needed, with a focus on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street Line.

Customers can continue to contact the SEPTA Transit Police to report safety and security concerns by calling 215-580-8111 or through the Transit Watch App. The App allows users to immediately and discreetly communicate concerns; It can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android. Customers can also use the yellow Emergency Call Boxes at platforms in subway stations to immediately contact Transit Police.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: December 14, 2023