Fredericton Transit adjusts service in response to COVID-19

In an effort to reduce potential risk and spread of COVID-19, Fredericton Transit will cease collecting bus fares and require passengers to enter and exit through the rear of the bus beginning March 20, 2020.

All buses will follow this procedure until further notice.

“These changes are being implemented as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and in response to the Province’s state of emergency declaration,” said Meredith Gilbert, Manager of Transit and Parking for the City of Fredericton.

Each bus will have a maximum of nine passengers at any one time. Extra buses will be on standby for additional service support if required.  Passengers taking extended trips with no clear destination may be refused service.

“Passengers are encouraged to travel only if it is absolutely necessary in order to protect transit operators and other passengers,” said Gilbert. “If anyone is experiencing flu like symptoms, they should refrain from travelling on transit at this time.”

The revised transit schedule can be viewed at www.frederictontransit.ca.

The changes follow the most recent information from New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health concerning efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Fredericton City Hall and other municipal facilities will be closed until further notice.  Essential services will continue to operate using measures to protect staff and the public. 

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