El Dorado Transit to Re-Connect our Community

For Immediate Release

With some state restrictions lifting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 and more people getting back to work and other activities, El Dorado Transit is ready to re-connect our community by safely welcoming everyone back to transit when they are ready. As part of that safety, to comply with the federal mask mandate for public transportation El Dorado Transit will continue to require that passengers and staff wear masks onboard transit buses and vans.

El Dorado Transit has been providing vital transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic for thousands of passengers. In addition, El Dorado Transit has offered services including free rides to get to and from a scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointment and free grocery deliveries. As vaccines become more readily available and the economy reopens, El Dorado Transit anticipates ridership to continue to grow.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the health and safety of our passengers and employees has been our top priority. El Dorado Transit 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 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.

We look forward to re-connecting our community as we emerge from this pandemic.

For more information please visit El Dorado Transit’s website, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or call El Dorado Transit at (530) 642-5383.