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From: krathyn3 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-24 11:55 AM 
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that is a new one.

DId NYC suspend all those busy subway and bus lines they have? Change their hours? Institute back door boarding?

 

 
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From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 5:29 AM 
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There's a lot of transit news for me to post, I was too tired last night, my fingers will get a good workout today!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 6:52 AM 
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Greater Cleveland Transit Ridership Plunges During Coronavirus Pandemic

Bus and train ridership have plunged in Greater Cleveland as workers stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority ridership fell 50 percent last week, Chief Operating Officer Floun’say Caver told board members Tuesday.

While transit remains “the veins of Cleveland,” RTA CEO India Birdsong told board members, the agency is cutting back on services because of low demand during the stay-at-home order.

RTA already cut Park-N-Ride and Downtown trolley service and additional service cuts could be coming, she said.

“We continue to have business as usual as much as we can,” Birdsong said. “We also will be gearing up to pare down service on bus and rail as needed in the coming days.”

Fare collections were already down about 30 percent for March, according to Deputy General Manager Rajan Gautam.

But the bigger financial hit could come from a drop in sales tax revenue as the shutdowns squeeze commerce. Sales tax collections account for 76 percent of RTA’s general operating dollars, and the coronavirus-related decline in ridership is financial blow to a transit system already facing money problems.

https://www.wksu.org/post/greater-cleveland-transit-ridership-plunges-during-coronavirus-pandemic#stream/0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 6:55 AM 
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Following is shared from KHQ PUSH ALERTS......

SPOKANE, Wash. - Following Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order announced on Monday, the CEO of the Spokane Transit Authority has signed an emergency proclamation.

CEO Susan Meyer signed the proclamation, which enables additional safety measures beyond steps already taken during the agency's initial response to COVID-19. Among the new temporary measures will be a suspension of fares until further notice.

"As a part of STA's ongoing response to COVID-19, I will initiate emergency, temporary practices to protect the public and our employees from the spread of the virus, while continuing to provide essential transportation services to those in need," Meyer is quoted as saying in a press release.

Beginning Thursday, March 26, all fare collection for STA services will be suspended. In addition, starting Thursday, customers will be asked to use the bus's rear doors only. Customers requiring mobility assistance can continue to use the front doors.

These practices will maximize safety by reducing interactions between passengers and coach and van operators and enable proper social distancing, according to the press release.

Rides for Seniors: STA will offer rides to people age 60 and over who must travel to essential destinations. Passengers will ride door-to-door in STA Paratransit Vans and passengers per vehicle will be limited to maximize social distancing during travel. Trips can be scheduled the day before or the same day with at least two hours advance notice.
Rides for Seniors Details:
Customers will be required to show proof of age
Rides for seniors are limited to essential trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, medical facilities and work
Trip origins and destinations must be within STA's Paratransit boundary, which is defined to be within 3/4 of a mile from an existing bus route
Trips can be scheduled the day before, or the same day with two hours advance notice
Seniors may be accompanied by one companion
Trips are based on van and operator availability and may be subject to adjustments
Van operators may arrive up to 30 minutes after the scheduled pick up time
To schedule a trip, contact a Paratransit Reservationist at (509)328-1552
Reservationists may provide additional information and instructions to customers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 6:59 AM 
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Cedar Rapids to suspend transit service beginning Wednesday

Cedar Rapids officials said they recognize the difficulty the decision holds for those dependent on public transit as their sole means of getting around. Other services will continue, but have far less capacity.

Cedar Rapids officials said they recognize the difficulty the decision holds for those dependent on public transit as their sole means of getting around. Other services will continue, but have far less capacity.

"Suspending a service like transit is a difficult decision but it's one we must make to help prevent a possible spike in the number of cases that could overwhelm medical facilities," Cedar Rapids City Manager Jeff Pomeranz said. "We have been taking measures to regularly clean and completely sanitize all of our buses daily, but they are still confined spaces that fill with many people throughout the day. We are at a critical moment to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19. It's vital that we take the actions needed to protect our community."

https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/news/21131002/ia-cedar-rapids-to-suspend-transit-service-beginning-wednesday

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 7:59 AM 
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New Metro Transit service changes go into effect Wednesday

New cuts to Metro Transit service go into effect Wednesday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Among the changes are passenger limits on buses and trains to support social distancing. Only 10 passengers will be allowed on a 40-foot bus, and 15 will be able to board a 60-foot bus. There is also a limit of 15 passengers on each light rail car.

Train and bus lines will also run less frequently. Bus routes will run on Saturday service levels, and light rail lines will run every 20 minutes. The Northstar Commuter Rail Line will have two outbound and inbound trips to Minneapolis each weekday; it will not run on weekends.

Metro Transit said overall routes would be reduced by 40%. The new restrictions are on top of service cuts made last week that canceled all overnight service between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.

https://kstp.com/minnesota-news/new-metro-transit-service-changes-go-into-effect-wednesday/5683896/?cat=1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_KSTP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 8:00 AM 
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CTA Bus, Train Operators Test Positive for Coronavirus

The CTA said they have been in communication with the employees and those who may have had direct contact with them

Two more CTA employees have tested positive for coronavirus, the transit authority confirmed Tuesday.

The employees, a bus driver and train conductor, work out of the 77th Bus Garage and 95th Street Terminal, respectively, the CTA said.

The CTA said they have been in communication with the employees and those who may have had direct contact with them. The transit authority did not disclose the conditions of the two employees.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/cta-bus-train-operators-test-positive-for-coronavirus/2244145/?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: krathyn3 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 4:39 PM 
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there are a lot of changes.
My helper said this morning there were only a max of 3 passengers on one of her buses, and she was the only passenger on the other bus she rode this morning.
Our routes remain at the same level and our paratransit remains at the same level. We have no same day arrangements for rides, except if someone misses a scheduled ride home from someplace they generally send a taxi for them.

 

 

 
From: Gimmie Chocolate Shorty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 4:41 PM 
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So far same here, I wonder how long this will keep up.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
From: krathyn3 (Phantom7031) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-25 4:51 PM 
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with so few riders and it is unlikely they will be collecting fares much longer, the transit here really seems to need to cut back, but they have not yet.

 

 

 
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