Rapid Transit System to resume regular Monday-Friday operations

Rapid Transit Covid

RAPID CITY, S.D. — RapidRide and Dial-A-Ride transportation operations are scheduled to resume regular weekday services effective Monday, according to Rapid Transit System officials.

RapidRide will resume Monday-Friday routes from 6:20 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. and Dial-A-Ride operations will resume services from 6:10 a.m. to the last scheduled ride at 5:30 p.m.  Saturday transit services remain suspended due to a shortage of drivers.

Rapid Transit System had been running on an abbreviated weekday schedule since June 15. On May 30, Rapid Transit System had suspended all operations after three drivers tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Rapid Transit System Manager Megan Gould said social distancing and hygiene practices on city buses and among RTS employees continue. The social distancing and hygiene protocols include a six-foot distance between passengers, limited passengers on the buses, hygiene requirements that include washing hands with sanitizer.

The practices have been in place since March and resumed when Rapid Transit System reopened for operations June 15.

Gould said drivers are required to wear a mask and the public is “highly recommended” to wear masks on the bus. Masks are available on the buses.

For more information, contact Rapid Transit System at 394-6631 beginning Monday.

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