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El Dorado Transit Announces Participation in the American Public Transportation Association

For Immediate Release


El Dorado Transit Announces Participation in Nationwide Public Transportation Industry “Health and Safety Commitments” Program

Diamond Springs, CA, November 20, 2020 – El Dorado Transit has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program,” the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that public transit systems are taking all the necessary measures to operate safely as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of passengers and employees is the most important priority for El Dorado Transit. Since the beginning of the pandemic, El Dorado Transit has worked tirelessly to keep riders safe from infection from the coronavirus. By signing on to the APTA Health and Safety Commitments Program with hundreds of other public transit systems from across the United States, El Dorado Transit and the public transit industry are actively working to instill confidence in riders that it is committed to protecting their health and safety.

The Program was developed after asking transit users from across the country what measures would make them feel more confident riding public transportation amid concerns about COVID-19. From this research, the industry identified four key areas that transit systems need to address to earn riders’ confidence:

  • Following public health guidelines from official sources
  • Cleaning and disinfecting transit vehicles frequently and requiring face coverings and other protections
  • Keeping passengers informed
  • Putting health first by requiring riders and employees to avoid public transit if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel ill

El Dorado Transit has pledged to continue to meet these commitments by maintaining specific policies that are effective for our system, our riders, and our community. A key component of the Health and Safety Commitments Program is the shared responsibility of our employees and our riders to follow the guidelines. Riders rely on us to follow these commitments, and El Dorado Transit relies on riders to protect themselves and other customers. ###