SEPTA will send out 500 employees and volunteers Wednesday morning for its first-ever "Make the Safe Choice" Safety Awareness Day.
SEPTA staffers, City Year corps members and transit partners will be handing out informational materials and answering questions on safety in and around more than 160 rail, trolley and bus stations throughout the transportation authority’s five-county service area during the morning rush.
Rail fatalities are a national problem, including here in the Philadelphia area. Through the first four months of 2013, there have been eight deaths involving SEPTA’s Regional Rail and Broad Street lines, putting SEPTA on pace to exceed the 12 deaths on all modes in 2012.
SEPTA hopes its "Make the Safe Choice" event will remind residents of the dangers of walking along, playing by or cutting across train and trolley tracks, rail yards and depots.