MENDOCINO Co., 3/31/20 — During this coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis the Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) has been maintaining bus service, but also reducing a number of routes and schedules in order to mitigate the spread of the virus and reflect reduced ridership. Today, the MTA announced that service to Santa Rosa, on routes #65 and #95, will be suspended as of April 1, which will affect a number of in-county routes.
Other MTA routes have also been reduced; more details about service changes due to COVID-19 can be found here. Here’s the press release from Mendocino Transit Authority:
MTA Bus Service to Santa Rosa Discontinued
Mendocino Transit Authority has discontinued public bus service to Santa Rosa as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The reduction in service is an effort to curtail transmission of the coronavirus and is in compliance with state and Mendocino County Public Health Department guidance.
Two bus routes are affected and a third route is adjusted:
· Regional bus #65 from Fort Bragg to Willits, Ukiah and on to Santa Rosa will now travel no further south than Hopland. As of April 1, Route #65 service to Santa Rosa is discontinued throughout the order to shelter-in-place.
· Regional bus #95 serving the south Mendocino coast from Point Arena to Gualala and on to Santa Rosa is discontinued throughout the order to shelter-in-place.
· MTA’s route #75 bus will continue to provide essential transportation to south Mendocino coast residents. That bus will provide daily Monday through Friday roundtrip transportation from Gualala north to Navarro and through Anderson Valley to Ukiah. Route #75 will provide Saturday transportation from the Navarro Store to Ukiah and back only.
All MTA bus routes and schedules are reduced during the coronavirus pandemic. Updated bus schedules will be posted at bus shelters and online at MTA’s website homepage alerts: http://bit.ly/MTAreducedservice
MTA now provides essential bus transportation service only within Mendocino County during the coronavirus pandemic and welcomes customers aboard for essential trips. Buses are disinfected thoroughly before each trip, and riders are encouraged to practice social distancing and use on-board hand sanitizers.
MTA said that routes and schedules may continue to change. For updated MTA bus routes and schedules, visit: http://bit.ly/MTAreducedservice or alerts on the MTA website homepage: mendocinotransit.org. Or call (707) 462-1422 for information.
Mendocino Transit Authority provides clean, low-cost, safe and convenient public bus service throughout Mendocino County. Information:mendocinotransit.org. #