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An investment in public transit is a commitment to mobility and quality of life for the people of New York State. It is also a commitment to building a stronger economy, reducing congestion and to improve the quality of the air we breathe.

 

 

TRANSIT SYSTEM SERVICES CHANGES
DUE TO COVID-19

 These are unprecedented times for our industry. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo's office are issuing daily updates on requirements and recommendations regarding social distance, actions to stop the spread of the virus, and more. 

Each transit agency is taking necessary precautions for employees and for the communities they serve. As we navigate uncharted territory, we ask our members to update us to any changes in their transit services. The following transit systems have made changes:


  • CDTA:
     As of Monday, April 6 CDTA has stopped collecting fares and has riders use the rear entrance when boarding. CDTA is working on a modified weekday schedule and has increased frequency and hours of operation on critical routes that service hospitals, medical facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses. More information can be found at www.cdta.org.

  • GGFT:
    GGFT has suspended regular scheduled service, but is offered essential demand responsive transportation to doctors, grocery stores and other essential purposes. More information can be found at www.gftransit.org.

  • Westchester County and Liberty Lines Transit:
     Westchester County has moved to a Saturday schedule and is no longer collecting any fares. Riders are asked to use the rear door to ensure the safety and health of the operator. For passengers who require use of the ramp, they will continue to follow normal practices. More information can be found at www.transportation.westchestergov.com

  • TCAT
    :
    TCAT has suspended the collection of fares until May 23 and has reduced their services to around 35% of what it normally is due to lower ridership. In addition, they have adjusted multiple routes. More information can be found at www.tcatbus.com or its FAQ page.  

  • RTS:
     RTS has waived bus fare until April 19, 2020. More information can be found at www.myRTS.com.

  • Broome County:
     
    Broome County has waived bus fare and limited total riders per bus. More information can be found at www.gobroomecounty.com/transit.

  • NFTA:
     NFTA has temporarily waived bus fares and has asked riders to uses the rear doors when boarding and exiting the bus. More information can be found at www.metro.nfta.com.

  • Greene County Transit:
     
    Due to lack of ridership, Greene County Transit has moved to a Dial-A-Ride service. Riders are asked to call in and schedule an appointment, but will only pick up and drop off on their pre-existing routes. More information can be found at www.greenecountytransit.com/


Here are a few additional resources:

U.S. Department of Health
Center for Disease Control 
American Public Transit Association
Governor's Press Room
NYS Department of Health
Local Departments of Health

 

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