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Virus brings fewer routes, cleaner buses

Virus brings fewer routes, cleaner buses

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Cierra McDowell, a cleaner with the Winston-Salem Transit Authority, wipes down surfaces on a city bus on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Cleaners with the WSTA clean every city bus every night, scrubbing all surfaces and spraying disinfectant. Cleaners work from about seven in the evening until two in the morning to make sure the entire fleet is cleaned.

The Winston-Salem Transit Authority is reducing the number of bus routes and making other schedule changes in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

WSTA said eight routes would not be available until further notice, and that the transit system would start running buses on weekdays using the same hours as on Saturdays.

Photos: WSTA authorities deep clean buses

Sunday service will operate normally, and there’s no change to the Trans-AID service.

The new weekday schedule goes into effect on Monday and will continue as long as needed.

Until further notice, the buses will start running at 6 a.m. on weekdays and finish at midnight.

WSTA officials said that the change will allow for the disinfecting of buses during the day, in addition to the disinfecting that has been taking place at the end of the day.



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