The numbers are pretty reflective of the number of people going to the office. I am pretty skeptical of SEPTA’s ability to impact this dynamic. Until employees are forced back to the offices ridership will remain depressed.Regrettably this doesn't look like this is just Isolated to SEPTA. A report from the American Public Transit association https://www.apta.com/wp-content/uploads ... p-APTA.pdf has transit down by a cumulative total of almost 57% across the United States across all modes of transit and https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/clim ... hange.html this pattern is mirrored globally except for China.
Looking at the Turnpike numbers, it does appear that the traffic count is rebounding https://www.paturnpike.com/yourTurnpike ... ports-Main but for the most part the numbers are below 2019. As I said before, I don't know if a silver bullet exists or even a good solution to the problem. We aren't completely out of the woods with the pandemic.
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