SEPTA bus driver dies from COVID-19

A SEPTA bus driver has passed away from complications due to COVID-19, the transit agency confirmed on Monday night.

The bus driver, Yolanda Woodberry, was out of the Frankford depot and had 17 years of service with SEPTA, according to TWU Local 234.

The death marks the fifth SEPTA employee who passed away from COVID-19.


The union threatened to take job action last week. As of Monday night, the union is still in talks with SEPTA and negotiations are “moving along.” 

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The other workers who have died worked at various locations in the city for SEPTA, including the Elmwood Trolley Depot at Elmwood and 73rd Street, where one was an AC specialist, another worked on fueling at the South Philly Depot at Johnson and 20th Street, and the third was a mechanic at the Midvale Depot.


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