CORONAVIRUS

Cedar Rapids Transit to limit passengers to 10 per bus

Passengers wait to board the bus at the temporary bus depot in New Bohemia in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Passengers wait to board the bus at the temporary bus depot in New Bohemia in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Restrictions will be placed on Cedar Rapids Transit starting Wednesday to limit the number of passengers to 10 per bus to encourage social distancing and minimize passenger contact.

The transit department will be restructuring peak service routes, when possible, to accommodate passengers, according to a news release from the city of Cedar Rapids.

Citizens are being asked to limit bus use to essential rides only, such as trips to the grocery store or work, or for medical needs.

Congregating no longer is permitted at the Ground Transportation Center, and the building is open only for passengers actively transferring between routes.

Hand sanitizer is available on every bus, and buses are being sanitized regularly, the transit department said.

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