Culver CityBus Highlights Health Measures, Returns to Fares – $1 to Board

Culver CityBus Fare Collection Resumes with Commitment to Health and Safety and Return of Front Door Boarding on Monday, September 14, 2020
Starting Monday, September 14, 2020, passengers will enter the front door of the bus and should have their cash or TAP card ready, as Culver CityBus will resume collecting fares.

On March 30th, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Culver CityBus temporarily suspended fare collection for passengers and began implementing such safety measures as rear door boarding, face coverings for operators and passengers, physical distancing and increased cleaning protocols. “Many of our current changes to service have been and will continue to be necessary during the COVID-19 outbreak. Culver CityBus has adapted during this critical time, with the focus to serve those who need our transit to commute to work and access essential services. I’m proud to say that Culver CityBus continues to provide on-bus hand sanitizers for both riders and operators and performs rigorous and increased sanitation efforts on every bus,” said Culver City Mayor Göran Eriksson.

Although ridership has declined considerably during the pandemic, Culver CityBus is expecting more passengers as additional businesses resume operation, and service increases beginning September 14.

Summary of Service Plan Changes Beginning on September 14, 2020 and Until Further Notice

Passengers will be able to board at the front of the bus to access the fare box.
Plexiglas shields will separate operators and passengers when boarding to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Bus capacity remains at 20 passengers maximum, and both operators and passengers must wear face coverings.
TAP cards can be loaded on board buses at the fare box, at TAP vending machines or online at Taptogo.net, where riders can also find information about vendors who sell and load TAP cards. Passengers can also call 310-253-6500 for assistance with service and fare information.
Bus stop locations will change for Lines 1, 4, 6 and Rapid 6.
Line 6 & Rapid 6 will no longer stop at the Sepulveda/Pico bus stop (southbound) but will have a new stop at Sepulveda/Exposition (southbound).
Some early morning/late night trips will be eliminated.
The service change will restore 77% of the Culver CityBus service for the entire system.
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 destinations.”

Culver CityBus has joined the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and transit agencies across the nation in committing to specific measures to help ensure the safe return of riders as the U.S. recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
APTA’s national “Health and Safety Commitments Program” seeks to show riders exactly what transit agencies are doing to help keep transit as safe as possible and slow the spread of COVID-19. Under the partnership, Culver CityBus will commit to:

Cleaning and Safety Measures

Culver CityBus is taking action to ensure the safety of our riders and operators during COVID-19:

Buses are cleaned, and high touch surfaces are disinfected regularly.
Hand sanitizer is available on the bus for operators and passengers.
Actions are being taken prevent overcrowding.
Protective shields have been installed.
For safety during COVID-19, passengers must:

Wear a face covering that covers both mouth and nose during your trip (face coverings are available upon request)
Maintain 6 feet of physical distance as much as possible while on board
Use hand sanitizer before and after your trip
Culver CityBus is committed to deliver safe, reliable transportation. Riders seeking updated information about service are encouraged to use the free NextCCBus App available on Google Play, on the Apple App website, or on the Culver CityBus website.

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