Putnam Area Rapid Transit (PART) “Putnam Moves” left the gate this morning at 5 am and service is restored to Public Transit for the four Fixed Routes, complimentary ParaTransit, and the Croton Falls Commuter Shuttle. The County will maintain its regular schedule found on the County website. Management was there to welcome the bus drivers in the early morning and mid-day shifts. It is terrific for the transit riders that service is restored and the dedicated team at MV Transit is happy to return to work.
Safety is Putnam County’s paramount consideration. The transit system will use different buses on different shifts and will be cleaned and sanitized after each shift to ensure public health and stop the spread of COVID19. All passengers and drivers are required to wear face masks when on board. Strict adherence to properly wearing the face mask is something that will be necessary, not just as a chin guard, but as a full mouth and nose cover. The safety team will periodically monitor and refuse service to all those who do not abide by the rules. Thank you to all who endured the inconvenience and realize if we follow the rules, we will beat the pandemic and remain healthy.