Kingston Transit adjusts operations to support essential trips only - Kingston Transit adjusts operations to support essential trips only
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March 27, 2020 -
Kingston Transit will be limiting total bus capacity to 12 to 15 passengers, depending on the bus model. This decision aligns with the City of Kingston’s declaration of a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective March 28, 2020, every other bus seat will be unavailable to enable passengers to practice safe physical-distancing. Seats will be marked as unavailable. The limit on the number of passengers will continue until further notice.
Kingston Transit will make every effort to deploy additional buses when capacity has been reached, but unfortunately this will not always be possible. Passengers should be prepared to wait for the next scheduled bus, should capacity be reached.
To ensure seats remain available to those who truly need them, we ask riders to use Kingston Transit for essential trips only. Capacity will remain limited and further changes are possible.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, Kingston Transit continues to:
- ensure increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points aboard buses.
- deliver essential public transportation service across Kingston on a reduced Sunday schedule.
- ask riders to board and exit buses using the back doors.
- assist healthcare workers in our community by adding a dedicated shuttle bus with service from Centre 70 Park & Ride to Kingston General Hospital, with a stop at Providence Care Hospital.
- assist passengers with lost and found and trip-planning service by phone only at 613-546-0000.
The City continues to monitor the information released by the provincial Ministry of Health and other public health partners, including KFL&A Public Health.