Face Coverings Become Mandatory To Board RTD Blue Buses Monday, May 18

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While continuing to provide an essential service during the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD Blue Bus) will make it mandatory that all riders wear face coverings in order to board its buses beginning Monday, May 18 until further notice.

These measures are being taken in adherence and with respect to the state requirement that face coverings be worn in public. The ruling will apply to all passengers over the age of two (excepting medical requirements) to protect themselves and other passengers on the vehicle.

The District has implemented a series of measures over the past weeks that include limiting buses to no more than five and closing off seats to provide six feet distancing between passengers. In addition, a series of routes have been modified to a reservation-only system and some have been suspended. Please visit www.RidetheBlueBus.com for more information.

The District asks that the public limit rides to essential trips only, such as pharmacies, groceries, work, medical and banking.

The NCRTD continues to take aggressive measures to clean and disinfect passenger vehicles. Our top priorities are to continue service to the public, and to keep them and our employees healthy and safe. The District asks that anyone experiencing flu symptoms refrain from boarding our vehicles. Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent the spread of any germs and flu.

The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free bus service on 27 of 29 routes to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the Counties of Taos, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe; as well as the Pueblos of Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, Nambé, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara and Tesuque.

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