Ben Franklin Transit Restores 3 ‘COVID-Pandemic’ Routes
Ben Franklin Transit announced Wednesday the resumption of three bus routes that were taken offline due to COVID-19 adjustments.
According to BFT, the following routes are coming back online:
"Route 64. This Route will resume regular service Monday through Saturday providing westbound and eastbound service in Pasco on Sylvester Street, 4th Avenue, Clark Street, Lewis Street, and A Street.
• Route 65. This Route will resume regular service Monday through Saturday providing westbound and eastbound service in Pasco on Sylvester Street, Lewis Street, A Street, and to Tierra Vida.
• Route 268. This Route will resume full service Monday through Friday with normal service frequency throughout Pasco and into Richland; Route 268 does not operate on Saturday."
Route 61E, which was originally created in March 2020, to replace Routes 64 and 65, will end it's service as of Monday March 8th.
BFT also reiterated the following information pertaining to people riding buses, concerning COVID-19:
"• Wear a face covering (if needed, drivers can provide free face coverings while supplies last), in accordance with the federal order
• Maintain a safe distance from others • Wash hands frequently with soap and water (or use hand sanitizer)
• Stay home and do not use public transit if sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms."
BFT will use their app (see below) Facebook and bft.org to notify if any further route changes.
For additional route and fare information, people can now download the newer BFT app, that contains information about fares, routes changes and more. To download the app, click on the button below for details.
(Also, judging from the parking fails before in our gallery, maybe another reason to ride the bus?)
Tri-Cities Parking Lot Fails