COVID-19: Vinyl Panels on Light Duty Salt Spring Island Buses - No Fare Collection - April 6th, 2020 - 12:05 PM

BC Transit is continuing to provide transportation services customers can rely on as we recognize people still need to get to work, including at healthcare facilities, or other activities such as weekly grocery shopping trips. BC Transit places the safety of our riders, staff, and communities as our top priority.

The Province of BC and the Provincial Health Officer continue to lead the response to COVID-19, and BC Transit is taking their advice to identify and implement new measures to enhance safety throughout the BC Transit system. We want to assure you we are taking the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation seriously, and we are implementing plans based on advice from health experts.

We have already implemented enhanced measures in response to COVID-19 including:

  • Enhanced cleaning on buses and at BC Transit facilities
  • Communication to staff and customers about physical distancing procedures
  • Rear door loading (as available)
  • Not collecting fares
  • Limiting passenger capacity to support physical distancing
  • Enhancing the red line for passengers to stand behind

Vinyl Panels on light duty Salt Spring Island Buses

As our light duty buses do not have a rear door for loading, BC Transit will begin installing vinyl panels to support physical distancing for transit operators and customers. Light duty buses are largely used for handyDART and community transit services.

For our light duty bus fleet, these steps are in addition to other safety and physical distancing measures implemented including:

  • Enhanced cleaning on buses and at facilities
  • Not collecting fares
  • Limiting passenger capacity
  • Communication to staff and customers about physical distancing procedures

Vinyl Panels on Light Duty Salt Spring Island Buses

April 6, 2020 12:06 PM

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