Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit and Placer County Transit announce COVID-19 precautions moving forward

Published on March 19, 2020

Placer County will continue to operate both TART and PCT services and will make every effort to inform passengers of any service changes. Announcements and service information can be found online on the Placer County Transit webpage, TART’s webpage and the Nextbus webpage.

TART and PCT continue to work closely with county health officials regarding COVID-19 to minimize the risk to employees, riders, and the general public. The safety and well-being of TART and PCT customers is the top priority and the county will continue to provide enhanced cleaning measures of buses and facilities. Additionally, TART and PCT encourage riders to keep their distance from one another as much as possible.

TART and PCT have always maintained cleaning protocols for all vehicles and will continue using disinfectants that are effective against viruses. As an extra level of precaution, TART and PCT have implemented enhanced cleaning protocols that focus more attention on areas and surfaces which are touched most frequently.

• Buses: Bus operator compartments, panels, doors, handrails, interior window frames, pull cords, seats, stanchions and fare collection devices will be disinfected while buses are out of service. Bus drivers have been supplied with cleaning materials to disinfect while buses are on route.

• Facilities: Door handles, kitchen areas, restrooms, meeting and conference rooms, as well as other employee common areas are being disinfected at an accelerated rate.

TART and PCT are following the Centers for Disease Control’s best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and advising employees and customers to follow the CDC recommendations.

Placer County and it’s partnering agencies will continue to monitor this situation and take continued actions as necessary. The most current county information regarding COVID-19 is available at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus.