The Papal Visit & World Meeting of Families

Information from Delaware County Officials:

Delaware County agencies prepare for activity and traffic
surrounding the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit

Delaware County Council officials and the Department of Emergency Services have been meeting with municipal leaders, emergency responders, members of law enforcement, SEPTA officials and others to prepare for the influx of people expected for the World Meeting of Families, Sept. 22-25, and the Papal Visit, Sept. 26-27.

Working under the leadership of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), six committees have been meeting for months to address concerns about public safety, traffic and public transit.

With thousands of people expected to attend the events in Philadelphia, nearby municipalities in Delaware County will be impacted in various ways.

Transit stops in Aldan, Darby Township, Marcus Hook, Media, Springfield, Radnor/Villanova and Upper Darby will be affected.

The Delaware County Emergency Services Department and the LEPC organized six committees to prepare for and coordinate all issues and concerns: law enforcement, emergency medical personnel and hospitals, volunteers, fire companies, public transportation and communications.

The county will communicate through various sources, including DelcoAlert, the county website and Facebook, to ensure residents are aware of any situations that might arise.

Residents can visit the website and sign up for news alerts through the Papal Playbook.

County officials recommend that all residents plan ahead for traffic situations that might occur during the event. The county is making the following information available to help residents stay informed.

Please visit Delaware County website for additional information.

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