The president of the Metropolitan Bus Authority (AMA) and executive director of the Integrated Transportation Authority (ATI), Josué Menéndez, highlighted today that the processes to restart the bus service and the Urban Train are “well under way.”
This coming Monday, October 26, according to the most recent executive order of Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, they must restart public transport services, stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“He had indicated that as soon as the governor made the decision, we would be ready to comply with it. The time is this coming Monday and we are on track to fulfill and provide the service our people need, ”Menéndez said in written statements.
He indicated that the seats and handrails of the AMA buses will be disinfected each time they arrive at their terminals.
Meanwhile, the driver will be protected by an acrylic or “Face Shield”.
He added that the buses will be disinfected again when they render their service for the day.
In addition, disinfectant gel will be available for users on buses.
All bus routes will be active, including those operated by First Transit: Metrobús, Metro Urbano and Tu Conexion.
The space will be limited to between 15 and 20 people, depending on the configuration of the vehicle.
Regarding the Urban Train, he said that the wagons will be disinfected every time the train arrives at the Sagrado Corazón Station.
There will be disinfectant liquid available for users who will be located at the entrance of the stations.
Common areas, such as handrails and ticket office, among others, will also be disinfected.
As part of the standard measurements, spacing will be required at all times.
“The people must have the confidence that our commitment, that of all employees and that of this server, is to ensure that the best possible service is provided and to avoid contagion by coronavirus. We also hope that our fellow citizens who need transportation services are aware that there will be regulations to enter transportation systems, such as compulsory use of a mask at all times. We also want to protect workers who give their best day after day and that is why we have established rigorous protocols that everyone must follow, ”said the public transport executive.