VRT/COVID-19 information page
Valley Regional Transit (VRT) has reopened Main Street Station and is collecting fares. Read more
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Here are the current service changes
- Public access to the VRT building in Meridian is limited to the Help Desk lobby.
- The Happy Day Transit Center in Caldwell is open.
- No standing is allowed on ValleyRide buses. All passengers must be seated.
- Riders are required to wear a face covering when riding the bus and when inside a Valley Regional Transit facility. The only exception is those under the age of two. If you do not have a mask, please ask the driver for one.
- Bus operators are required to wear face coverings.
VRT continues to remain strong in its commitment to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus while providing essential transportation services:
- The public is urged not to use public transportation if they are sick.
- Riders are asked to sit as far apart from other riders as possible.
- Staff will continue to wipe down the inside of the buses between trips when possible
- Every in-service bus is cleaned and disinfected every night. Cleaning crews are paying special attention to frequently touched areas, like handrails and seat backs and utilizing foggers to treat the insides of the buses.
ValleyRide operations staff have been disinfecting the buses daily and between runs.
- Bus operators and operations staff are wiping down the inside of the buses between trips when possible.
- Every bus in service is cleaned and disinfected every night. Cleaning crews are paying special attention to frequently touched areas, like handrails and seat backs. We are utilizing foggers to treat the insides of the buses.
- Bus operators are educating the public on the proper way to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- One of the best tactics to fight the coronavirus is practicing social distancing, or remaining at least six feet away from others. Once inside the bus, passengers are being asked to sit as far away from other passengers as possible and wear face coverings. If there are too many people on a bus to ensure adequate social distancing spacing, additional buses could be brought into service.
- VRT has placed posters in the buses with information on how riders can reduce the risk of spreading disease through covering their coughs, using face coverings, and frequently washing their hands.
- VRT staff will stay home if they feel ill.