March 27, 2020 — Chicago
Supporting Clients to Protect Drivers with Social Distancing on Transit Buses
Social distancing is something that is on the minds of people everywhere in our current COVID-19 world. It is one of the concepts we are incorporating into our daily operations to help protect both our drivers and our passengers and to minimize the public health risk of spreading COVID-19 wherever possible.
In coordination with many of our clients, some of our operations have implemented various social distancing solutions.
- Blocking off seats to allow more space between passengers when on the bus
- Posting signs and creating a “buffer” area for the driver by making the seats closest to the driver inaccessible to passengers
- Taping off seats on the benches and shelters where passengers wait for the bus
- Asking passengers to board and depart from the back of the bus
- Asking passengers not to board a vehicle if they are sick
- Limiting the number of passengers we transport at one time on some of our paratransit vehicles
At Transdev, we are committed to prioritizing the safety of our employees and communities. We are trying to do our part through these actions, along with our ongoing, daily cleaning and disinfecting efforts, to help our employees and communities stay safe and healthy through these unprecedented times.
Signage on front door of the bus directing passengers to enter via the rear door.
View from the front of the bus looking back. The seats directly behind the driver are roped off from passengers to create a “buffer area” for the driver.