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Posted on: March 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Rear Door Boarding to Begin Thursday, March 26th

Rear Door Boarding

To provide further social distancing protections for our passengers and Operators, the City of DeKalb Transit System will be temporarily implementing rear door boarding effective Thursday, March 26th, 2020.

Passengers will be directed to enter and exit the vehicle via the rear doors until further notice.  Individuals using mobility devices, boarding with strollers, or have small children, should continue using the front door.  Operators will lower the bus and deploy the ramp as needed for those front-boarding passengers.  

This decision comes as a follow-up measure to other recent changes made during our COVID-19 response.  Other responses include:

  • Fare-free rides to eliminate direct contact for fares and transfers
  • Regular sanitizing of all vehicles on the roadway
  • Wipes and/or hand sanitizer provisions for all Operators

The City of DeKalb Public Transit System continues to operate as an essential service under Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home order because for some, public transportation is their only access to basic needs.  We ask the community to do their part by limiting travel to essential needs, keeping a safe distance when they need to go out, and of course, washing hands, coughing into elbows, and staying at home when sick.

For questions, please contact Huskie Line at 815-758-6900 or VAC at 815-758-3932.

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