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As San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) prepares for passengers’ return to its modified service on August 16, 2020,

the transit agency continues to ramp up safety measures with the addition of providing disinfectant wipes on all buses.“Since mid-March, we have been fighting tirelessly to keep our buses and facilities clean and our employees and passengers healthy,” said Brad Menil, Maintenance Superintendent. “The disinfectant wipes are our newest tool.” 

“We are excited to be back,” said CEO Gloria Salazar. “However, we recognize that under the new environment we must have features that will help protect our employees and customers.” In addition to implementing above industry-standard sanitation for its buses and facilities, RTD has launched a public campaign to encourage the wearing of face coverings and physical distancing with clear signage of public health recommendations. “Announcements over the PA system in English and Spanish also serve as a reminder that keeping our passengers and employees safe is keeping our whole community safe,” said Salazar. 

Sometimes safety goes beyond health concerns.  RTD has been enhancing its security measures and has introduced the Road Supervisor Program to ensure better response times to bus Operators’ request for assistance. “We’ve received positive responses from our Operators about the program,” said Cameron Isaacson, Transportation Superintendent. “When our frontliners feel supported, our passengers will travel safer too.” 

All of these safety measures support RTD’s modified service, which focuses on essential needs and adequate coverage without compromising RTD’s commitment to providing safe, reliable, and efficient transportation for the region.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County.  RTD's mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region.  For more information, visit, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.

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