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Posted on: March 26, 2020

SST Moves to Local Summer Schedule Early

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 26, 2020-Steamboat Springs Transit (SST) will reduce winter service and move to its traditional local summer schedule two weeks early. Starting Sunday, March 29, the free local schedule will be identical to summer service operated last year.  Regional Service will not change.

“We understand that many people do not have other options and count on SST for their daily transportation needs,” said Transit Manager Jonathan Flint. “Due to a reduction in ridership, moving to this schedule allows SST to continue to meet our community’s needs that maintains passenger and driver safety.”

SST is considered critical infrastructure and will continue running under Colorado’s Stay at Home order. However, additional schedule changes may take place in the future.

For the past few weeks, the traditional full winter service has been able to maintain important transit levels and allowed social distancing by having a higher frequency of vehicles on the road. Now that ridership has stabilized from almost 6,000 trips per day to around 1,000, SST believes it can continue to meet the transportation needs of the community with a reduced schedule while also meeting social distancing objectives.

Above normal nightly service, SST buses undergo an extensive sanitization process every night which follows Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines for coronavirus. In addition, paratransit vehicles are cleaned between customers and regional and local buses have drivers disinfecting high touch areas between each loop.

The front seats have been cordoned off to create social distancing between drivers and passengers.  Passengers are being asked to use the rear doors whenever possible, follow the five basic steps for safe public interaction and not use the bus if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness and/or fever. 

 Use the latest in technology and never miss the bus. Learn when the next bus is due to arrive and see buses in real-time with RouteShout; plan your trip and see the fastest options for your journey with google maps; or visit your one-stop location for everything related to SST including the current schedule on our website or call 970.879.3717.

-WeServeTheCity-

Contact
Jonathan Flint, Transit Manager, 970.879.3717 or email
Tyler Kern, Operations Manager, 970.879.3717 or email

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