CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – (May 14, 2020) –City of Cedar Rapids Transit service will resume beginning Monday, May 18, 2020.
Transit Service will be available on weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with hourly service on all routes except for Route 5, which will run in15 minute intervals. There will be no weekday peak service or Saturday service at this time.
Fares will not be collected and passengers will be required to enter and exit the bus through the back door, unless they have an ADA accessibility issue that requires the use of the front door. Passengers will be required to wear face coverings (masks, bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves) on the bus or in the Ground Transportation Center (GTC). Bus capacity will be limited to 10 passengers per bus at this time. Extra buses will be available for overflow if needed.
Passengers are asked to limit transit use for only essential trips, such as rides to work, the grocery store, or medical appointments. Passenger will not be allowed to wait inside the GTC, but will have access to the restrooms and the information booth.
Yellow chains have been installed on each bus to serve as a barrier to provide social distancing between the driver and passengers. Hand sanitizer is available on every bus for passenger use. Reminders will be posted regarding proper social distancing, hand hygiene, face coverings, etc.
Buses and the GTC have been cleaned and sanitized, and high-touch surfaces will continue to be cleaned and sanitized daily. GTC restrooms will be cleaned several times a day.
Transit Employees will undergo a daily pre-shift screening and temperature check. Employees have access to face coverings, face shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, and surface sanitizer.
The City will continue to partner with Horizons/NTS and with Linn County LIFTS to fill in any transportation service gaps. Adjustments will be made as necessary and as conditions change.