BRAMPTON, ON (March 19, 2020) – In response to COVID-19 and to ensure Brampton Transit is serving its community safely, bus service will be changed as follows, starting March 23:
Monday to Friday: Enhanced Saturday service – includes additional service on some routes and earlier morning trips on select routes
Saturday: Regular Saturday service
Sunday: Regular Sunday service
Details about the enhanced Saturday service will be posted on bramptontransit.com on Friday, March 20 at 4:30 pm.
Brampton Transit terminals and its contact centre will maintain regular hours of operation. Any change in hours of operation will be communicated at bramptontransit.com.
Brampton Transit is a critical service and is committed to supporting the community. Customers are thanked for their cooperation.
To reduce COVID-19 transmission in the community, Brampton Transit will implement the following:
Bus loads will be limited to half seated capacity to support social distancing practices. This means that once buses are half-full, stops will be bypassed and passengers may be left behind. Every effort will be made to deploy buses to pick up the remaining passengers.
· On busier routes, articulated buses will be put in place to assist with passengers’ ability to maintain social distancing while on board. This means that Züm articulated buses may be seen on regular routes. Please pay attention to the destination signs on the buses.
To ensure there is adequate distance between everyone on the bus, including employees, seats will be blocked with yellow tape and passengers are asked to not sit in these seats.
An enhanced cleaning and disinfecting schedule remains in effect. It is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours. Facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces will be wiped down and disinfected on a daily basis. Riders are encouraged to carry their own personal disinfectant when traveling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, and wash their hands often.
The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks. Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for regular updates and visit bramptontransit.com or follow @bramptontransit on Twitter for service updates.