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MOVED BUS STOPS AT MIRACLE MILE PLAZA/AUTO ZONE ON RED ROUTE IN LEBANON

Effective immediately the stop on the Red Route westbound for the Miracle Mile Plaza is moving 300 feet to the west near to the new crosswalk on US Rte 4 (across from the new Listen Thrift Store). Also, the stop on the other side at the Auto Zone for the Red Route heading towards City Hall is moving 300 feet to the west to the same crosswalk area on the Listen Thrift store side of US4.

We express our appreciation to the city of Lebanon for doing this project. It will improve the safety factor for riders using this stop and help them to cross this busy roadway in a safe manner.

 

COVID YELLOW ALERT IN GRAFTON COUNTY – ALL ADVANCE TRANSIT ROUTES WILL BE LIMITING NUMBER OF RIDERS ON BUS AT ANY ONE TIME

IMPORTANT COVID-19 Announcement for AT Riders – October 14, 2020
Because of the elevated COVID levels in Grafton County announced today by the State of New Hampshire, Advance Transit is implementing rider limits on all buses in both New Hampshire and Vermont:
• 35’ Gillig buses 17 riders (normally buses on the Red and Blue routes)
• 30’ Gillig buses 13 riders (normally buses on the Green, Orange, Brown and Yellow routes)
• 14′ Chevy buses (16 passenger)- 8 riders (Hanover Shuttles)
• 18′ Ford buses 10 riders (also Hanover Shuttles)

The only exception will be for families to allow them on so they are not separated.
Advance Transit has completed the installation of physical barriers between passenger seat rows on all AT buses. The main way that the COVID-19 virus spreads is from person to person through respiratory droplets when people cough, sneeze or talk. The installation of the plastic barriers is for the protection of our riders.
These barriers are in addition to requiring all passengers wear a mask throughout their travel on the bus and maintain social distancing. All AT buses are cleaned and disinfected at the end of each day’s service; our drivers are screening daily before driving by taking their temperature and assessing other potential symptoms; all drivers’ seating is screening from passengers; all AT facilities are disinfected daily, employees are screened daily and employees and guests are required to wear a mask when moving throughout the facility.
AT is concerned about the safety of our riders and our employees. We will continue to diligently work to prevent or minimize the transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. We appreciate the support of our riders through their compliance with required safety practices.

Mask Use on Public Transit Buses is Mandatory!

May 8, 2020

The State of New Hampshire’s Bureau of Infectious Disease has issued guidance that includes “Riding the bus, taxi, or rideshare” among examples of “when to wear a face covering.”

The Governor of Vermont issued an Executive Order that is now in effect and includes this language: Mask Use on Public Transit Conveyances or in Mass Transportation Facilities.  The traveling and commuting public shall wear face coverings over their nose and mouth any time they are using public transportation conveyances, including buses, trains and ride services and when in a mass transportation station or terminal, including airports.

Therefore, it is Advance Transit’s Policy, that until further notice, all Advance Transit passengers shall wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while boarding, riding, and exiting AT buses.

Please – bring and use your own face coverings. Thanks to community volunteers we do have some masks available on buses, but supplies are limited at this time. Please note that we have installed plastic shields to serve as covering for drivers.

The only exceptions, according to CDC, to face coverings being worn is for children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a covering without assistance.

Please – continue to observe social distancing guidelines in place in NH, VT and other states that encourage separation of at least six feet.

Please – help us to stay safe so that we may continue to serve you.

THANK YOU for your cooperation and for respecting the health and safety of your drivers and fellow passengers!

STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS

Please, for your safety and the safety of your fellow riders and your driver, follow the tips below.

Our buses are cleaned thoroughly every night upon their return from their day’s work which does include disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

For more information on the CORONAVIRUS visit the Center for Disease Control website.