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03/12/2020

CTDOT TAKING CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing precautions taken for Connecticut’s public transportation system as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Safety of customers and employees are of the highest importance. CTDOT is taking actions based on the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and federal health agencies and experts. These actions, which began last week, are being conducted for all CTrail Hartford Line, CTrail Shore Line East, and New Haven Line (Metro-North) commuter rail services, as well as all CTtransit and local transit district bus services throughout the state.

These measures include:

  • Nightly sanitizing of all trains and buses including an interior wipe down of high contact surfaces using enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols recommended by the CDC
  • Station operators have increased cleaning of stations using CDC-recommended cleaning products and methods
  • At our busiest train stations, Stamford, Bridgeport and New Haven, touch points such as door handles, escalator handrails and elevator buttons are being wiped down multiple times each day

 

“We would like to assure our customers that we are taking all appropriate measures to address this public health crisis,” stated CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “The health and well-being of all of our passengers and employees is our number one priority and we will continue to monitor and stay on top of the situation as it changes.”

 

The State of Connecticut is taking various actions to respond to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). CTrail and CTtransit operations are also staying in constant communication with state and federal emergency management agencies to adjust protocols, if necessary. CTDOT will continue to respond to the latest on COVID19 with safety of our customers and employees as the highest priority.

 

For more information on the statewide response and tips on how to stay healthy, visit CT.gov/Coronavirus

 


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