Tulsa Transit: Bus services changing to account for coronavirus threat

Tulsa Transit: Bus services changing to account for coronavirus threat
FILE PHOTO - Tulsa Transit (FOX23)

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Transit announced new service rules for its bus routes Thursday to help protect against the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus.

The new changes which begin March 30 include moving all daytime fixed-route buses to “Saturday level service pick-up frequency.”

FILE PHOTO - Tulsa Transit
FILE PHOTO - Tulsa Transit (FOX23)
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Here are the upcoming changes including suggestions on seating restrictions:

Saturday Level Service

· Monday through Friday fixed route service will have a 60 min frequency

· Nightline and Sunday service will not be affected

Other Route Changes

· Route 508 will operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

· Routes 902 and 909 will combine, offering one morning trip and one night trip for express.

Give Each Other Space

· Maintain at least three feet between yourself and the next person at all times.

· Vehicle capacity is limited to eight to 12 passengers at driver discretion.

· Vehicles already at capacity may not stop until an onboard stop is required.

When Riding

· Always have fare ready before boarding.

· Be prepared to take a seat immediately.

· Exit the bus through the rear door.

· ADA rules regarding mobility device securement are in effect.

· No changes will be made to the Lift paratransit service and it will continue to be available as usual for eligible passengers who require it.

· TPS high school students will be able to ride the Fixed Route and Nightline buses, Monday-Friday, for free with their student ID (until June 1st or otherwise stated).

Requesting Assistance

· Only approach the operator after others have boarded.

· Do not cross the yellow line.