Yolobus implements rear-door only board and no fair collect…

Yolobus implements rear-door only board and no fair collect…

In response to the novel coronavirus shelter-in-place order Yolobus continues to make adjustments to help the community and keep Yolobus operators safe.

In an effort to comply with social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the coronavirus pandemic, until further notice, Yolobus is implementing rear-door boarding and exiting for its fixed-route services for all passengers able to board independently.

Only ADA passengers and riders needing assistance will be able to board through the front doors, according to a spokesman for Yolobus.

Additionally, due to the farebox location at the front of the bus, all rides on these routes will be complimentary for the protection of the drivers and passengers.

Bus riders are being aked to stay or sit 6-feet from other passengers upon boarding.

“Yolobus salutes its dedicated drivers, no matter the time, day, or conditions, Yolobus drivers are out on the roads daily, making sure customers get where they need to go,” stated Terry Bassett, executive director of Yolobus. “Rear-door boarding helps bus operators to maintain social distancing.”

“We are making every effort to keep essential transportation services available to the communities we serve,” added Bassett. “We are extremely proud of our Yolobus operators that have opted to continue to drive for us during the pandemic and are helping customers access jobs, food, and other necessities allowed under the Governor’s call to shelter-in-place.”

In addition to its rider services, during the coronavirus pandemic, Yolobus is actively involved in the delivery of food boxes to up to 90 homeless individuals temporarily housed in motels in Woodland, Davis, and West Sacramento under the shelter-in-place order.

The effort is in coordination with Yolo Food Bank, Yolo County Emergency Operations Center and the Health and Human Services Agency.

During the pandemic, Yolobus Special paratransit services has also stepped up to temporarily replace Community Care Car, a nonprofit that offers transportation services to Woodland seniors, Bassett noted.

Transportation Services Jonathan Cartu

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