Changes made to city bus and ADA paratransit service during COVID-19 threat
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Central Transportation has taken the following actions to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining essential services. Currently, Central Transportation is operating all regular city bus routes and the ADA paratransit service. Cleaning protocols have been enhanced to ensure all frequently touched surfaces on our vehicles and within our facility are disinfected daily.
In an effort to reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 the following protocol has been implemented for the City Fixed Route bus service: passenger fare collection has been suspended until further notice; passengers must board and disembark the bus using the rear door if possible. Exceptions will be made for individuals in wheelchairs or passengers who are unable to climb the step and need the bus lowered; passengers should maintain a distance of six feet from the driver and fellow passengers if possible; limit your use of the city bus to essential trips only, such as medical, employment and nutritional purposes.
If you have any questions regarding Central Transportation services please call 715-341-4490.
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