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Coronavirus /COVID-19 RTA Transportation Update

By March 17, 2020 No Comments

MODIFIED SERVICE ALERT

EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

The following routes will operate on a Saturday or Sunday schedule until further notice:

ROUTE SCHEDULE SERVICE HOURS SERVICE NOTE
301 Saturday 9:25 am – 6:10 pm
302 Sunday 10:00 am – 6:50 pm Please take note of Sunday routing.
401 Sunday 8:39 am – 6:24 pm Service will terminate at Clary’s Forest.
402A/B No Service Medical Plan will be served by Route 408 by request.
403 Sunday 9:38 am – 5:14 pm
404 Sunday 9:00 am – 5:44 pm
405 Sunday 9:00 am – 5:52 pm Please take note of Sunday routing.
406 No Service
407 Sunday 8:29 am – 6:49 pm Service will terminate at Kings Contrivance Village Center.
408 Sunday 8:58 am – 6:51 pm Medical Plan will be served by request. Please take note of Sunday routing.
409 Saturday 9:00 am – 6:50 pm
414 No Service Use Route 407 for service to/from Kings Contrivance.
501 Sunday 9:00 am – 6:48 pm
502 Sunday 10:00 am – 6:52 pm Please take note of Sunday routing.
503 Saturday 8:30 am – 7:12 pm Last trip to Towne Center Laurel at 6:00 pm; Last trip to Columbia Mall at 5:30 pm.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Transportation Update

Last Updated: 3/17/2020 5:00 PM

The Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA) and Howard County Office of Transporation have announced service modifications as fewer riders are expected to be utilizing services in the region due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

RTA fixed route will operate on an enhanced Sunday schedule during the week and weekend starting Wednesday, March 18 and run till further notice. Buses will run from 8:29 AM till 6:00 PM and provide one-hour headways on the following routes, 301, 302, 401, 403, 404, 405, 407, 408, 409, 501, 502 and 503. On vehicles with two doors, passengers are to board at the rear door unless a passenger requires a ramp. All fixed route and mobility fares will be temporarily suspended during the service modification. RTA operations has proactively initiated an enhanced wipe-down service of all buses and paratransit vehicles to include disinfecting areas with high passenger touchpoints. Professional Lysol IC Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate is being used on all surfaces including handrails, fare boxes, seats, seat backs, windows, doors and floors. All full size buses are using AC/Heat units on high fan to draw the cleaning solution through the ventilation system. Paratransit contracted cabs are using a Lysol spray after each passenger and have hand sanitizers on board. We ask that all riders use proper social distancing of six feet when on the bus.

**IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, DO NOT TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. This is for your personal safety and the safety of our public transportation drivers. Call your healthcare provider immediately and ask for their guidance and assistance.

At this time, all RTA Mobility ADA certifications and interviews will be conducted over the phone. In office interviews are not available. All GPT trips are limited and only available for medical appointments social service agencies, and employment purposes. Rides will not be provided to schools or senior centers. . Please contact RTA Mobility for reservations and service questions, 800-270-9553. To access real-time bus information use Transit App. For service alerts and annnouncements follow us @RTA_alert, @transitRTA or visit transitRTA.com. For the latest Howard County Government News regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19, visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/News

Sue Poole

Director of Communications, RTA

8510 Corridor Road, Suite 110, Savage, Maryland 20763

301-957-3604

Call Customer Service at 1-800-270-9553