TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Starting Thursday, StarMetro will not allow more than 15 passengers to board a city bus at a time.
City officials say StarMetro will also modify its regular weekday service to end at 8 p.m. All night service and trolley service will be suspended.
Start times for the day routes remain unchanged. Saturday and Sunday daytime service will remain normal. Bus capacity is also being limited to accommodate no more than 15 passengers, with strong recommendations that passengers practice safe distancing as encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Two weeks ago, StarMetro enhanced its cleaning protocols for all buses, making hand sanitizer available on all buses.
The interior of the buses are being thoroughly wiped down with disinfectant multiple times per day while in service and each night when the buses come off their routes, the interior of the buses is completely sprayed down with additional disinfectant.
Additionally, the restrooms at C.K. Steele Plaza are receiving enhanced cleaning.
“StarMetro is actively monitoring all local, state and federal guidelines to limit group contact and encouraging individuals to only use public transportation for essential needs, such as work,” said Angela Baldwin, director of StarMetro. “As community members heed the advice of public health officials to socially distance, we are seeing a decline in ridership, and we thank our patrons for supporting our proactive measures to protect their health.”