MOOver & CURRENT Remain Pro-Active During Pandemic
March 20, 2020
WILMINGTON & ROCKINGHAM, VT – Both divisions of Southeast Vermont Transit – The MOOver and the Current – remain focused on their efforts to mitigate the coronavirus impacts on its riders and staff.
Demand response riders are being screened ahead of time for their medical appointment, meal site, and shopping trips, as are the drivers and volunteers who transport them. The company has restricted seating in the rows behind and beside the driver’s seat in the effort to maintain the six-foot personal zone for the drivers. Vehicles are being sprayed and wiped down daily before each shift. Fares have been eliminated in the effort to reduce areas that may be a surface to spread infection.
SEVT joins the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Vermont Department of Health in encouraging riders to stay home or self-transport if possible. If you must ride the bus, please maintain a six-foot distance from other passengers and our drivers. All staff and riders are encouraged to practice safe hygiene and keep referring to the CDC’s (www.cdc.gov) and the Vermont Department of Health’s (www.healthvermont.gov) websites for further information.
The virus has caused the Current to change several routes effective Monday, March 23rd.
The Route 73 morning run from Bellows Falls-Hanover will be stopped, but riders needing to get to Hanover should ride the Route 74 morning run which leaves at 6:15 am – one hour later. The Route 74 services all the stops on the Route 73’s morning run. Route 74’s afternoon run will operate as scheduled.
In Brattleboro, the Current will run the Saturday schedule on a daily basis starting Monday, March 23rd. All stops except the Brattleboro Music Center, Winston Prouty Center, Cotton Mill, Groundworks Shelter, Omega, Exit 1 Industrial Park, and the Guilford Country are served by the Saturday schedule. Riders needing service to those stops mentioned above should call the Current (802-460-7433) and request a ride.
There are no route changes at present on the MOOver routes.
In the event that more route changes are necessary, please keep in touch with us via our Facebook pages, websites (www.crtransit.org or www.moover.com), or sign up for text alerts on our Transit app.