NEWS RELEASE - Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Contact: Marc Adelman
Director of Transportation Services
O - 434-799-5144
Danville Transit to offer one-stop-shop for seniors to complete vaccinations
Effective Thursday, April 8, the Danville Transit System will pre-register and schedule free door-to-door transportation service for seniors to get COVID-19 vaccinations at the Danville Mall.
Funding for this service is provided through a grant with the Southern Area Agency on Aging. Persons must be 60 years of age or older to receive service.
Since October 2012, Danville Transit has served as a senior transportation contractor. Older Americans Act grant funding helps offer transportation service for seniors to complete medical, shopping and recreational trips.
To schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccination and receive free transportation service, please call 434-799-5144.
SAME DAY SERVICE
The Danville Transit System provides same-day service based on trip requests submitted online for the Reserve A Ride, Handivan and Senior Transportation operations. Same-day service hours are from 8:00 am until 12:30 am, Monday through Saturday. For more information concerning service hours and reservation procedures to receive reservation based service the same day a trip is requested, please view the Same Day Reservation Policy and Procedures.
FIXED ROUTE PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS: COVID-19
To support social distancing goals and recent guidance issued by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Danville Transit limits the number of passengers transported in fixed route service at one time to twelve (12) persons including children. Bus drivers have been directed to stop at all bus stops where passengers are attempting to board a fixed-route bus. Transit drivers will inform passengers who are unable to board they will be transported by a Reserve A Ride driver. Fixed route drivers will inform office staff to dispatch Reserve A Ride buses to bus stops and passengers who are unable to board a fixed-route bus will be transported to another bus stop of their choice for the fixed route bus fare. Please note passengers may need to wait up to 15 minutes for a Reserve A Ride bus to arrive at their bus stop. Danville Transit will schedule additional drivers in service to support this service change. Danville Transit appreciates your patience with this temporary service adjustment.
Bus Cleaning: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
In response to concerns regarding COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, Danville Transit has provided drivers with disposable gloves and anti-bacterial wipes. In addition, the transit system disinfects each bus placed in service on a daily basis. Drivers are instructed to wipe down frequently touched surfaces before starting their run. This cleaning and disinfecting process will remain in place, enhancing the regularly scheduled bus cleaning activities, until further notice.
While cleaning surfaces is one important part of controlling infections, personal protection is also very important. We recommend that our riders follow the CDC guidelines for personal protection, which includes everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, such as avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home when you are sick, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and properly washing your hands frequently. Learn more about personal protection steps at http://www.danvilleva.gov/coronavirus