SEPTA’s ‘social distancing coaches’ are the newest part of your commute

  • Author: Patricia Madej
  • Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer via Mass Transit Magazine
  • Date: 08/15/2020

"Commuters weaving in and out of SEPTA's 69th Street Transportation Center on Thursday morning were greeted by an unfamiliar face.

"Would you like a mask?" Jessica Mangold asked riders entering the station.

Mangold is a statistical reporting project manager at SEPTA and head of the authority's "social distancing coaches" -- transit authority managers and administrative employees who have offered to swap their regular duties for giving out masks and gingerly promoting social distancing as more riders return to SEPTA."

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