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New Tulsa Transit service rules in effect

Posted at 6:20 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 07:20:32-04

TULSA, Okla. — Starting Monday, Tulsa Transit is rolling out some new bus rules to better protect against COVID-19.

The business, now cutting it’s services in half, modifying its Monday through Friday bus schedules to once every hour.

They’re ridership is already down 40%.

Tulsa transit is also restricting the number of people who are allowed on the bus, from between 8 and 12 people.

Normal seating holds roughly 40 people seated.

The company hopes this will help riders maintain social distancing.

“The driver will monitor that. He’ll certainly, if the 12 and 13 person is a mother and her child, we’re not going to throw the mother off the bus or anything like that," said Ted Rieck, General Manger of Tulsa Transit. "We’re going to try not to leave anybody behind."

Rieck said there will be some discretion with that and they’ll try to be flexible but their main goal is to keep not only the drivers safe but the riders.

In addition, they’re asking riders to maintain at least three feet between yourself and another rider.

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