COVID-19 Update

 

Beginning Monday, April 6th fares will no longer be collected for any of the Fixed Route or Shared Ride programs offered by Freedom Transit to limit the interaction between the driver and riders boarding the vehicle.

On Tuesday, April 7th the Pittsburgh Metro route will undergo further service reduction due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Pittsburgh Metro runs that will be in service are listed below:

At this time the Local A, Local B, Local Saturday, and Metro Saturday routes will operate as normal.

On Monday, March 23rd Freedom Transit implemented limited service runs for the Pittsburgh Metro route and temporarily discontinued the County Line A & B routes. In place of the County Line routes, shared ride service was made available to County Line riders who need transportation along the route. In addition to reduced service, Washington Transit Center lobby and waiting area closed to deter riders from gathering in one common area.

Fixed route riders are encouraged to limit their use of transit to trips that are essential for getting to work, necessary grocery shopping, medical purposes, and meal distribution sites.

Shared Ride service continues to be offered for essential trips only including work, meal distribution sites, necessary grocery shopping, and medical purposes.

All buses in the fleet are being sanitized on a daily basis to help stop the spread of illness while on board the vehicle. Riders who utilize Freedom Transit’s public transit services are encouraged to practice social distancing while on board the vehicle.

If you have any questions on current public transportation services in Washington County please call the Freedom Transit office at (724) 223-8747.


March 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and Governor Wolf’s Emergency Declaration regarding the spread of the virus, Freedom Transit will be making the following changes to fixed route service effective Monday, March 23, 2020:

WASHINGTON TRANSIT CENTER:

Washington Transit Center lobby and waiting area will be closed.

LOCAL A, LOCAL B, & LOCAL SATURDAY ROUTES:

All Local routes will operate as normal.

COUNTY LINE A & COUNTY LINE B ROUTES:

PITTSBURGH METRO & METRO SATURDAY ROUTES:

These changes will go into effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

Shared Ride service will continue to operate for essential needs only.

We strongly encourage our riders to limit their use of fixed route transportation to essential needs only. These may include trips to work, medical purposes, and grocery stores.

If you have any questions regarding the changes to fixed route service, please give us a call at (724) 223-8747.

March 19, 2020

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Governor Wolf has asked that Pennsylvanians stay home and practice social distancing as much as possible. To honor the Governor's request, Freedom Transit is asking our riders to do the following:

Please limit your fixed route transportation to essential needs only. These may include trips to work, medical, and grocery stores.

Shared Ride trips will only be taken for essential needs such as work, medical, and senior lunch pick-up.

 


March 14, 2020

As a precautionary measure, we will be reducing shared-ride service in Washington County for at least the next two weeks. The focus of the service will be on continuing to provide access to essential and critical services that our passengers need. For now, fixed-route service will operate as normal. Please see the attached statement for more information.

 


March 6, 2020

Freedom Transit has been monitoring daily reports on COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and have continued to sanitize the buses and Washington Transit Center to help prevent the spread of germs and illness while using public transit. As a precautionary measure regarding the virus, riders are encouraged to take the following steps to limit the spread of germs while riding public transit:

Corona virus precautions Wash your hands for 20 seconds using soap and water.
corona virus precautions Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you for when you are unable to wash your hands.
corona virus precautions Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Immediately throw away the tissue after use.
corona virus precautions If you are sick, stay home. If that's not an option, keep your hands to yourself and cough or sneeze into your elbow.
corona virus precautions The CDC does not recommend wearing a face mask as they are not effective in preventing the public from catching COVID-19.

We will continue to update our riders on our preventative measures and changes in procedure should the conditions of COVID-19 in our area change. We are communicating with regional transit agencies to share information about sanitation measures and best practices for operational procedures.

Daily updates on COVID-19 can be found at the CDC website.

 

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Freedom Transit
50 East Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301

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