While the city council approved the purchase of electric vehicles for Culver CityBus services at the July 13, 2020 council meeting, there is even more support for the 90 year old transit agency to carry on; a federal grant will provide $6.6 million for the bus service to support transit during the pandemic.
“We know many of our nation’s public transportation systems are facing extraordinary challenges and these funds will go a long way to assisting our transit industry partners in battling COVID-19,” Federal Transportation Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams said. “These federal funds will support operating assistance to transit agencies of all sizes providing essential travel and supporting transit workers across the country who are unable to work because of the public health emergency,” she added.
Culver CityBus has also specifically issued its own safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus on its buses, which include wearing a clean face covering before and during boarding. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued some recommendations to help protect passengers and transit operators, including to practice physical distancing, have passengers enter and exit the bus through rear entry doors, and routinely sanitizing frequently-touched surfaces.