Capital Transit service free of charge starting Friday, new cleaning protocols

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital Transit bus service and CAPITAL AKcess paratransit service will be free of charge starting tomorrow, March 20.

    At this time, regular service remains available with additional vehicle disinfecting procedures in place to help protect the community. Riders are encouraged to only use Capital Transit if they must and, when they are on the bus, to practice social distancing.

    To allow the appropriate distance between the driver and passengers, the rear door of Capital Transit buses will be utilized as the main entrance and exit. To help slow, or hopefully prevent, the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Capital Transit has implemented a more robust cleaning/disinfecting procedures on its vehicles.

    Fixed route buses will be disinfected throughout the day, approximately every hour, as the buses are on route.

    They will also be thoroughly cleaned inside and out daily, and the interior completely disinfected. Paratransit vans, CAPITAL AKcess, will be disinfected after rides as needed, and thoroughly cleaned daily inside and out, and the interior completely disinfected.

    The addition of in-route disinfecting procedures may cause missed transfers.

    As events unfold in the community, the public may see changes to schedules or service hours.


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