Durango Transit Adjusts Service to Increase Public Safety
April 6, 2020 - Durango, CO: In an ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with Colorado’s Stay-At-Home Public Health Order 20-24, Durango Transit has implemented service adjustments.
Effective Saturday, April 11, there will be reduced weekend service. Saturday and Sunday Transit service will be reduced to hourly service for all routes. Monday through Friday schedules remain the same, with service every 30 minutes on the FLC and Walmart routes and every 20 minutes on the Trolley route.
Effective Monday, April 6, each bus is limited to a maximum capacity of six passengers on loop route buses and eight passengers on the Main Avenue Trolley. This reduces passenger capacity from the previous 10 passengers to further limit exposure between passengers and Transit operators.
Citizens are asked to limit bus rides to only necessary travel as described in the Public Health Order. This includes travel to access medical needs, groceries or employment. Passengers who must travel out of necessity are encouraged, whenever possible, to leave extra space between themselves and others. This form of social distancing will help protect you and others from COVID-19.
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has recommended individuals cover their nose and mouth with a homemade face covering or bandana when in public to help reduce transmission of infection. The City of Durango recommends passengers follow this advice on Durango Transit buses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises anyone with fever, cough or shortness of breath to not go out in public. Passengers should not ride the bus if they are experiencing these symptoms or think they might be sick. Passengers who display these symptoms, do not adhere to social distance guidelines or are not complying with the Public Health Order’s definition of necessary travel, may be asked to get off the bus.
Durango Transit continues to take additional measures to keep vehicles clean and passengers healthy. All buses are cleaned daily with disinfectant. Staff are wiping down seats, steering wheels, handles, buckles, stop request pull cords and other high-touch areas. If you have questions or would like more information about Transit operation, please call 970-259-5438
Durango Transit to limit public transit capacity for social distancing purposes
March 18: As a proactive mitigation effort, the City of Durango is coordinating with San Juan Basin Public Health and La Plata County to take measures to ensure our staff and community members are not exposed to or contributing to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Durango Transit will be limiting each bus to a maximum of 10 passengers in order to limit exposure between passengers and transit operators. Citizens are asked to limit bus rides to only essential trips, such as medical needs, groceries, or work. The capacity limits will go into effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
Passengers who must travel out of necessity are encouraged, whenever possible, to leave extra space between themselves and others. This form of ‘social distancing’ can help you and others from the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control advises anyone with fever, cough or shortness of breath to not go out in public. This means passengers should not ride the bus if they are experiencing those symptoms or think they might be sick. If you are displaying such symptoms, you may be asked to wear a protective mask while riding the bus.
Durango Transit is taking additional measures to keep vehicles clean and passengers healthy. All Durango Transit buses are being cleaned every day with disinfectant. Staff are wiping down seats, steering wheels, handles, buckles, stop request pull cords, and other high-touch areas.
As a passenger, please do your part to stay healthy and protect others by following San Juan Basin Public Health Department’s recommendations about proper hygiene and preventing the spread of illnesses, including COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick and keep your children at home when they are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health setting).
Road Runner Schedule - Mercy & Tech Center Service
Road Runner Transit accepts Durango Transit passes and tokens for service between Mercy Hospital and the Durango Transit Center. View complete Road Runner schedule and information.
- Keep cell phone conversations to a low volume.
- Show the driver your pass each time you board.
- Shirts and shoes are required.
- Refrain from putting feet on the seats.
- Profanity will not be tolerated.
- All water craft must be deflated before boarding the vehicle.
- Service animals may ride vehicles, but pets are not allowed.
July 30, 2019: The results are in! Durango Transit completed the annual ridership survey. The survey provided a lot of great information about transit ridership, where people are going, and the transportation needs of the community. View full results of the 2019 Rider’s Survey (PDF).
2020 Low Income Transit Pass Available to Eligible Applicants
The City of Durango is now accepting applications for the Low Income Transit Pass program. The Low Income Transit Pass program allows qualified applicants to purchase monthly passes at a reduced rate of $20 per month for a standard pass and $15 a month for a Youth, Senior or Disabled pass. Only one application is required per household. If approved, all household members listed on the application will be eligible for a Low Income Transit Pass.
Applications are available only at the Transit Center ticket window located at 250 West 8th Street (M-F 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Click Here for Low Income Transit Pass Application 2020 (PDF)
All Durango Transit buses are equipped with bike racks, which hold up to three bikes. Bike racks are offered upon space availability.
Equal Opportunity Service Provider
In accordance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Colorado State Statutes, Durango Transit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin. For more information about these statutes or to file a complaint, write to: Durango Transit, 250 W. 8th Street, Durango, CO 81301 or call 970-375-4941.
De acuerdo con el Acta de Americanos con Discapacidades de 1990, el Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964, y los Estatutos del Estado de Colorado, Tránsito de Durango no discrimina en base a la raza, color, u origen o nacionalidad. Para mayores informes acerca de estos estatutos o para registrar una queja, escriba a: Durango Transit, 250 W. 8th Street, Durango, CO 81301. O llame al teléfono 970-375-4941.
For more information write or call:
250 West 8th Street
Durango, CO 81301