We’re committed to public health on public transportation.
Safety has always been our first priority. Now it is a shared responsibility. A pact between ourselves and our riders. Here’s what you need to know about safe travel with Petaluma Transit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Ride Safely
We’re working around the clock to make sure transit offers a safe way to get around. Like in all public spaces, a few simple precautions will help you stay healthy.
Our Plan for Safe & Strong Transit
When transit is safe & strong, everyone’s life is better!
What we are doing to ensure safe travel on our system:
1. Listen to the health experts
We listen and follow the health guidelines set forth by the medical experts in Sonoma County, at the state level and federal level in order to keep our riders and employees safe.
2. Keep riders safe
Riders are encouraged to wear masks. We provide hand sanitizer on all vehicles and helpful safety signage.
3. Protect our employees
The safety of our employees is incredibly important. We’re finishing the installation of operator safety panels on all our vehicles, we’ve provided personal protective equipment (PPE), face masks, and hand sanitizer.
4. Clean frequently and thoroughly
We have staff cleaning, we’ve brought in new tools and put in place rigorous new procedures. Buses are thoroughly cleaned and fogged regularly. We continue to explore other promising technology in our efforts to improve our practices.
5. Reduce Contact
We are encouraging riders to use contactless payment options such as Clipper and Petaluma Transit Monthly paper Bus Passes which offer built-in discounts. Also, for a limited time, we are offering a 20% discount for eligible riders enrolled in Clipper Start.
What You Should Know to Ride Transit
During this time, our priorities are to run transit throughout our city that…
- Is safe for riders and operators, following the County, State, and Federal recommendations.
- Enables the essential workforce to get to their places of work, so they can keep our community going during this time.
- Is sustainable for our finances and staffing.