DENVER — The Bustang and Bustang Outrider services will return next week with modified schedules and new protocols to ensure public health and safety.
Both services were suspended in March to comply with the Governor's Stay-at-Home policy.
“We have carefully monitored when to safely resume serving our Bustang and Outrider customers and are doing so now, with significant precautions in place that follow guidance and best practices from public health officials,” said Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “We ask passengers to purchase tickets in advance, to the extent possible, so that we can minimize physical interactions with drivers and maximize social distancing.”
The new protocols will help keep buses clean and sanitary and keep passengers and drivers safe:
- Selected seats will be physically blocked to ensure proper social distancing (Bustang – 22 passengers maximum/Outrider – 16 passengers maximum)
- Face masks are required for drivers and passengers
- Drivers will be issued additional Personal Protective Equipment
- Passengers will be offered hand sanitizer wipes when boarding the bus
- Buses will be cleaned and disinfected upon completion of each route and after completion of each day’s routes, including all seats, safety belt buckles, headrests (front and back) and armrests
Service on most Outrider routes will start Sunday, June 28. Bustang begins weekday-only service on Monday, June 29. Visit ridebustang.com for more details on routes, schedules, and fare information.