Regional Transit Announces Measures In Response To COVID-19

Ronnie RTD OperatorRTD Transit Operator Ronnie Martinez disinfects a Blue Bus. Photo Courtesy NCRTD


North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Buses provide vital transportation services within north central New Mexico. The District respects that people may be feeling anxiety and concern about the safety of public transit in the regards to COVID-19; we take this very seriously.

Last week, NCRTD expanded its vehicle cleaning procedures to include increased use of our disinfecting fogger on the vehicles located in Española and Taos. Vehicles in outlying areas are undergoing aggressive disinfectant cleaning on a daily basis. All operators are utilizing disinfectant wipes to nightly disinfect all high-touch areas in all buses to ensure clean surfaces each morning and assist our riders in having a safe journey to their destination. Many vehicles are equipped with hand sanitizers, we are obtaining additional hand sanitizers to be placed on all vehicles.

Providing a safe transit journey requires a partnership with our riders. We have placed posters from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) aboard buses and in our work areas on best practices to help prevent the spread and remind us of how we can keep ourselves and others healthy.

The District continues to monitor the situation closely with the Federal Transit Administration as well as state, regional and national transit associations

Our top priorities are to continue service to the public, and to keep them and our employees healthy and safe. Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent the spread of any germs and flu.