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Breckenridge Free Ride (BFR) Transit Safety Initiatives Surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 

Breck Free Ride Transit Restart Plan

At Breck Free Ride, the safety of our riders and employees is paramount. As restrictions begin to lift across the state and county, select sectors open back up, and people gradually return to engaging in some of the activities they did prior to March 2020, we want to ensure that Breck Free Ride gets you where you need to be, as safely and efficiently as possible.  

 Following the guidance of the Colorado Department of Public Health, Summit County Department of Health, and drawing on the best practices of the transit industry worldwide, we are continuing with many of the measures put in place to respond to COVID-19, and are implementing some additional practices and procedures to align with Breck Free Ride’s Restart Plan effective June 1st.   

2020 Summer Service:

 Starting June 1st the Breck Free Ride will commence with the 2020 summer service in a limited model. Detailed maps and information on the routes can be found on the Free Ride app and the website.

 In summary, the routes and frequencies are as follows:

 

 

COVID-19 Measures Continued: 

1. Enhanced cleaning and sanitization on buses and at Breck Free Ride facilities:

  • Daily disinfection of high touch areas on all buses

2. Communication to staff and riders on COVID-19 protocols that contribute to the safety of themselves, our operators, and fellow passengers.

  • Practicing physical distancing to the greatest extent possible

  • Wearing face coverings when indoors and outside when social distancing is not possible

  • Washing hands often

  • Staying home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (shortness of breath, cough, fever, etc)

New COVID-19 Practices/Procedures:

1.  Capacity management: 

  • Breck Free Ride will have a rider capacity on buses at the percentage allowed via the Summit County Public Health Order, which may result in buses being full and customers could experience being passed by at bus stops
  • Operators will manage bus capacity at all times

2. The use of face coverings will be required to board the buses and for the duration of your ride

3.  Maintain physical distancing requirements to the greatest extent possible.  Members of the same household may sit together.

4. Protective barriers for operators in the form of Plexiglas panels

5. Rear door loading and unloading
6. A red line on the floor at front of bus indicating where passengers will stand behind

7. Transit station will remain closed to the public with the exception of the public bathrooms
8. Additional personal protective equipment (face masks and gloves) for transit operators

9. COVID-19 Health Screening for all employees prior to the start of their shift

 

Rider Resources:

Summit County Health Order:

http://summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28134/Amended-public-health-order?bidId=

State of Colorado:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/

CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html