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Culver CityBus Announces Temporary Free Bus Service

Rear Door Boarding in Response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

 

March 19, 2020

Rides on Culver CityBus will be free starting Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice.

Culver CityBus is announcing that it will temporarily suspend fare collection for riders. Culver CityBus is also requesting that all passengers board using the rear door in order to limit interactions between passengers and bus operators. The front doors will only be used for riders who need support due to ADA mobility devices, which require a lift to get inside the bus.

These changes to service come as a response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will allow both riders and operators to practice social distancing and still travel to and from home and work. These changes are being implemented by Culver CityBus in addition to on-bus hand sanitizers for both riders and operators and rigorous and increased sanitation efforts of every bus on a daily basis.

Culver CityBus is also announcing "hybrid service" in response to the reduced ridership resulting from school closures and recommendations that the community work from home and practice social distancing. Effective today, Culver CityBus is implementing "existing Saturday service," with additions to accommodate lines that are currently being utilized by the community.

The specific emergency service plan, which will operate beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 and until further notice, is as follows:

• Weekday service:

o Line 1, 3, and 4 will use Saturday service schedules

o Line 2 will reduce full day service to peak hours only

o Line 6 Local will use Saturday Line 6 service with additional trips during peak hours

o Line 7: will use existing regular Line 7 service

Saturday and Sunday service will remain as is 

• Discontinued service

o Line 5 and Rapid 6 service is discontinued temporarily

Dial-A-Ride Paratransit is limiting services to medical appointments and grocery pick up only.

"We will continue to provide service, even in these challenging times," said Rolando Cruz, Chief Transportation Officer. "We realize that many of our riders depend on us to transport them to and from essential business and work."

Culver CityBus is committed to deliver safe, reliable transportation. Riders seeking updated information about service are encouraged to use the NextCCBus App or the Culver CityBus website.

For more information about the City of culver city response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the City's coronavirus webpage and stay connected on social media.

 

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