Many have asked if COVID-19 has disrupted Greenlink’s service. As of today, Greenlink is continuing normal service schedules. To maintain a clean working environment for both drivers and customers, Greenlink has implemented the following disinfection measures:
- Drivers have been instructed to disinfect their work area, including the farebox and other high-touch areas, every two hours
- Drivers are also equipped with hand sanitizer
- Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed on each bus for public use
- Every bus is disinfected with Alpet D2 – which sanitizes surfaces in just 10 seconds - at 12:30 p.m. and after 7:30 p.m.
- Staff has ordered an electrostatic spray, which will be used to disinfect the vehicles when the product arrives
Additionally, beginning March 19, Greenlink will operate with a “zero fare” policy, meaning customers will not be required to pay a fare to ride the bus. The intent is to minimize contact between drivers and customers. Eliminating fares also enables customers to get on and off the bus using the rear door, which enhances social distancing practices. Customers in wheelchairs, or those with mobility needs, will be allowed to board at the front door so they can use the bus ramp and access the disability seating at the front of the bus. The ADA seating area, which is located closest to the driver, will be reserved for wheelchair passengers only to increase the distance between customers and drivers.