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PDRTA takes steps to ensure passenger safety

on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Posted in News, Local News

PDRTA takes steps to ensure passenger safety

The Pee Dee Regional Transit authority has implemented several steps to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The organization, in a press release, stated it has increased cleaning with disinfectants across all of our routes and facilities throughout the day and continues to clean after each service day.

PDRTA officials are paying particular attention to seats, armrests, grab rails, handles and fare-boxes. Drivers are receiving updates as we receive them and they are also equipped with their own supplies on each bus. The administrative office, maintenance and call center are closed to the general public.

As of last week the PDRTA has implemented the following strategies:

1. It will operate with all windows that will open in order to increase the natural ventilation throughout our fleet

2. All passengers that are able to will exit from the rear doors in an attempt to reduce traffic.

3. Passengers are encouraged to spread out to increase social distancing

4. Passengers are asked not to use public transit services if they are not feeling well

5. PDRTA is operating larger buses on commuter routes to allow passengers to spread out and distance themselves from others

6. Passengers are encouraged to have their exact fares ready when boarding to reduce the time at the fare-box with the operator

7. As always we encourage passengers to not bring food and beverages on board

It is the goal of PDRTA to maintain our existing service levels and provide dependable public transportation to those that need it. For information, visit www.pdrta.org, or the PDRTA Facebook page. You may also utilize the PDRTA-Sync app for any service changes. Passengers may also (843) 665-2227, ext. 2 with any questions or concerns.

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