I think we all know Coronavirus is being used by SEPTA to not run service, and to push the Social distance which isn't written in any law. And of course, as per typical SEPTA fashion, no hearings, no votes on if this is, was a good idea. They just do it. Comments may be taken but the hands were shaken, minds made up ahead of time, defeating the purpose.
It would be one thing if SEPTA floated the idea of reducing service and sought public input then based on that input (permission) they held a vote on it, but SEPTA acts like a Venezualian third world dictatorship - with our money of course. People need to get around regardless, and very little of our fare dollars go to running day to day operations - so the laughable excuse SEPTA came up with that all of a sudden and the farebox revenue doesn't equal enough to match the cost of running trains - is Dead on Arrival. If they were serious, they'd can half their management, cut Customer Service down to one or two people, stop at the county lines, and demand the deadbeat counties pay up for their share of service as they barely contribute anything as of now.
Year after year Montco, Chester, Bucks, Delco, NJ and DE pay next to Zero in bus and rail subsady and the RINOS at SEPTA management not only are happy to get steamrolled, but they have the nerve to ask the feds for the difference as opposed to demanding these crooks in these counties pay cough it up, plus inflation.
Regardless, SEPTA uses this whole thing not only to reduce service for no reason, but to push their failed Key system with ballooning costs to take away paper transfers, again without hearings for that as well. They run 10 miles with anything if you give them an inch. Naturally, this is all to be expected.