Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Intercity Transit is currently closed to the public. To adhere to the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28, the public may attend the May 20, 2020, Authority meeting by listening via telephone. Dial-in at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting which begins at 5:30 p.m.
To help protect you, our employees, and others around you, Intercity Transit is asking passengers to wear a face mask or cloth that covers your nose and mouth while riding with us. Non-medical masks, bandanas, scarves and cloth can be used.
Operating a public transit system under the constraints of a pandemic and navigating the impacts has been a challenge. Currently, about 34% of our front-line staff are off work due to COVID-19-related issues. Thankfully, we have not had anyone on the job test positive. We know transit employees at other systems have tested positive. Sadly, many agencies have reported serious illnesses and deaths among their co-workers.
In our ongoing efforts to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect our passengers, employees and community from associated COVID-19 illness, Intercity Transit has made adjustments to our services. We are following Governor Inslee's "Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery" closely and will re-evaluate when fixed route service will be restored, and at what level, based on that guidance. When we have more information to share, we will post it here, on Facebook and on Twitter.
Intercity Transit is closely monitoring developments with respect to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The safety of our customers and our employees is our top priority and we are following the professional guidance of our public health officials. Preventing future cases requires all of us to do our part.
Along with cleaning our buses nightly, we are researching additional cleaning protocols.