Pueblo Transit Requiring Passengers to Wear Protective Facial Gear

April 15, 2020 – As a public health measure, Pueblo Transit will require all passengers to wear a protective facial barrier while riding buses, effective this week.

Facial barriers may include a variety of masks and shields, and if a passenger shows up without one, Pueblo Transit will have a limited number available for use.

As part of the ongoing effort to mitigate the risk of exposure, Pueblo Transit is continuing other actions to help reduce the risk of Covid-19, by disinfecting every Citi-Lift bus each night, disinfecting every fixed route bus each morning, and disinfecting the benches at the transit center each morning.

Pueblo Transit has also temporarily eliminated passenger fares on fixed route buses, and requiring all passengers to board and exit the bus from the rear doors.

Officials are asking the public to observe social distancing while on the bus, by selecting a seat that maximizes their distance from other passengers and bus drivers.

Also officials ask for consideration to passengers in wheelchairs, as they are limited to the designated wheelchair mounting locations on the bus. And that riders limit their interactions with drivers to transit related questions, such as quick inquiries about transit routes and schedules.

The Pueblo Transit service has made changes to their usual routes and suggest viewing the city’s website for the latest information and.or call 719-553-2729 for up-to-the-minute info on run statuses.

Bustang has suspended their service between Puelbo and other communities at least through April 26, 2020. For customer assistance, you may reach Bustang at 800-900-3011 or email infobustang@aceexpresscoaches.com.

Pueblo Transit website – https://www.pueblo.us/104/transit

Story/PSA by Jenny Paulson / Independent Journalist

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