Strathcona County suspending transit fare collection over COVID-19 concerns

As part of its ongoing response to the escalating COVID-19 crisis, Strathcona County is temporarily suspending transit fare collection beginning Saturday “to further ensure the safety of transit operators.”

In a news release issued on Friday, county officials also said people getting onto transit buses will need to enter through the rear door.

Strathcona County also announced plans to reduce peak-hour transit service to half-hour service schedules on Tuesday because “ridership numbers have significantly decreased.”

However, county officials noted that “transit will monitor ridership closely to ensure ample buses are available to allow for social distancing on the buses.”

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