Friday September 2, 2:53 pm ET
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SEPTA is pledging its support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast through coordinating agencies, the Federal Transit Association (FTA) and American Public Transit Association (APTA). SEPTA is one of a number of transit agencies offering assistance to the Gulf Coast region as the full impact of destruction and actual needs become clearer. The FTA, APTA and the state emergency management offices are actively and aggressively assessing the transportation needs of the hurricane victims. SEPTA management is in contact with the FTA and APTA, and is prepared to join other transit agencies in developing prompt and effective transportation responses.
"Our hearts go out to all of the people of the Gulf Coast that have been impacted by this tragedy," said Faye Moore, SEPTA General Manager. "Due to serious shortages of diesel fuel, sending buses today will not improve the situation in the Gulf area. In the hours, days, weeks and months ahead we will do everything in our power to help them in their time of need."