FTA COVID-19 Recovery Discussion Forum


This forum offers a platform for peer-to-peer exchange of transit ideas and practices during recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. It also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and request and share resources with the transit community during FTA’s COVID-19 Recovery Listening Sessions.

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  1. Question: For other agencies running 30-foot buses - do you still have a passenger limit? What is it? How are you addressing full loads?

    For other agencies running 30-foot buses - do you still have a passenger limit? What is it? How are you addressing full loads?

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  2. Question: For cutaway buses, is it safer to transport with all the windows open?

    Hello,
    We are a little city here in California and use cutaway buses for our fixed route and paratransit services. A question has arisen. Is it safer for bus operators to drive with all the passenger windows open? We do have limited seating to keep up with social distancing. One thing that we have found though is that with all the window's being open and it being summer, the bus does not really stay cool. Thank you for your time.

    Linda Espinoza

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  3. UV Disinfection

    Is any agency using UV Lighting as a way of disinfecting the buses?

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