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BRTA Service Update 5/1/2020

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is committed to the health and safety of our customers utilizing BRTA services during this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order 31 requiring everyone to wear a mask in public including public transportation starting Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

All customers using the BRTA bus and/or paratransit must wear a mask or face covering over their mouth and nose, as recommended by the CDC, while onboard any BRTA vehicle. Visit cdc.gov for a tutorial on making your own cloth face cover and important information on how to wear a face cover. Also, practice social distancing while riding on the bus; maintain space when seating.

All riders must be traveling to a critical, essential destination. Critical trips are defined as work related, vital appointments, or necessary shopping trips. All riders are required to exit the bus at the end of the route, or your stated destination, and may not re-board the same vehicle for a return trip. Multiple or consecutive round trips are not permitted and riders who appear to be loitering will be asked to deboard.

BRTA has installed plexiglass barriers on all BRTA vehicles to protect the operator and customers when boarding the vehicles.

For your health and the health of others, if you are sick, have a cough, fever, or other COVID-19 symptoms, do not ride the BRTA bus.

Our staff and customers’ safety remain important to us.

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