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City buses to reduce hours starting Monday

Citilink will reduce hours starting Monday due to COVID-19. (News-Sentinel.com file photo by Kevin Leininger of News-Sentinel.com)

Beginning Monday, April 13, and until further notice, Citilink will reduce service hours due to COVID-19.

The new service hours will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last line up at Central Station at 3:15 p.m. Call customer service at 260-432-4546 if you need essential transportation service after 4:15 p.m.

Saturday service will remain the same, with hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last line up at Central Station at 5:15 p.m. Access service will still be open to clients Monday through Saturday.

To further protect passengers and drivers, Citilink recommends passengers wear a face covering and are only allowing up to nine people per bus to make room for social distancing.

“Citilink remains committed to protecting our employees while serving members of our community in need of essential transportation services during this time”, Sherese Fortriede, Citilink Board chair, said in a statement.

Service notifications will be continuously updated on Citilink’s website at www.fwcitilink.com as well as its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Reminders for Riders:

• IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, DO NOT TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. Call your healthcare provider before you leave your home and follow their guidance.

• At this time, public transportation should only be used for ESSENTIAL TRIPS, including for food/grocery needs, medical appointments, pharmacy, and work

In accordance with CDC recommendations, Citilink recommends that all passengers wear a cloth facing covering. For more information on cloth face coverings, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html

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