PATS, Fulton Transit Announce Service Changes
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Two area transit systems have announced restrictions in their service due to the coronavirus, effective Tuesday.

Paducah Area Transit System is asking all customers to limit their non-essential travel. Beginning Tuesday, fixed route bus services will shut down beginning at 7 pm for at least three weeks. 

Passenger waiting areas will also close beginning Tuesday to promote social distancing. PATS will also limit rides to one person per vehicle until further notice, and all fares within city limits will be $2.00 per ride.

Customer service will continue to be available from 8 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday. The buses will continue to be cleaned and disinfected daily, with extra sanitation efforts on the high-touch areas. Passengers are also asked to practice good hygiene on and off the bus, and avoid travel if feeling sick.

Also effective Tuesday, the Fulton County Transit Authority will temporarily suspend their service to Amtrak passengers and will be limiting their hours of operation.

Starting Tuesday, FCTA will operate from 6 am to 6 pm each day. 

"We will only have one Demand Response driver in the Fulton County area and one Demand Response Driver in the Mayfield/Graves County area," said Kenney Etherton, FCTA Executive Director. "The general public can expect delays in Demand Response service, but FCTA will do our very best to ensure that we provide ridership."

FCTA will continue to perform some types of medical services.

"We will be performing life-sustaining trips such as dialysis, cancer treatments and wound care," Etherton said.

Any person with questions or concerns may phone Etherton at 270-472-0662 extension 7.

On the Net:

Fulton County Transit website

Published 06:22 PM, Monday Mar. 23, 2020
Updated 06:56 PM, Monday Mar. 23, 2020



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