Buses to Increase to Full Capacity Starting April 4th
Due to the significant decline in the local COVID-19 infection rate, starting on Monday, April 4th, RFTA will be lifting passenger capacity restrictions on all buses and routes. Standees above and beyond the number of seats will be allowed. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) do not require social distancing restrictions on public transit within Colorado.
Based on the guidance from Federal, state, and local public health authorities, RFTA is pleased that it can increase to full capacity on buses, helping to make its services more convenient and timely for transit users. However, the safety of our passengers and bus operators is still RFTA’s number one concern, so here is what you need to know:
- You should avoid public transit if you are sick, positive for COVID-19, or if you think or know you have been exposed to COVID-19
- Guidance from bus operators must be followed because they are responsible for the health and safety of all passengers
RFTA will continue to meet or exceed all COVID-19 safety guidelines from local, state, and Federal public health authorities and will continue maintaining daily bus cleaning and sanitation procedures with a combination of hand cleaning and use of electrostatic disinfecting fogging units. Increased ventilation measures will be maintained. Hand sanitizer is available on all RFTA buses for passenger use.