Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc. announced that beginning Monday, July 6 Foothills Express will resume their public, deviated-fixed transportation routes as well as the Madison County Connector Route.
The public routes include the Berea Bus Service, Richmond Transit Service (Bus A/B), and the Winchester-Clark County Transit Service. These services will resume with precautions to ensure the safety of employees and passengers. In an effort to support the community, riders and businesses along these routes all services on the routes mentioned above will be free during the month of July. For all complimentary services, seating will be limited.
Foothills Express is following the newly suggested 3ft social distancing industry-wide standard. Seats will clearly be labeled with tape to designate safe, social distancing and they are asking that all passengers comply with the following guidelines. All guidance ensures that Foothills Express maintains healthy re-opening operations.
Guidelines for passengers:
• Passengers will not exchange money with the driver.
• Passengers must maintain a minimum of three (3) feet of physical, social distancing between passengers seated in transit vehicles.
• Passengers must comply with designated, staggered seating arrangements, identifiable by taped areas on the bus.
• Passengers must wear a face covering (the CDC recommends that face coverings should not be used on children under 2).
In addition to these guidelines, drivers will be thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting vehicles throughout the day. Drivers will also wear masks. More information about Kentucky River Foothills, its programs and services, as well as available COVID-19-related resources can be found at www.foothillscap.org.