In light of COVID-19, as an additional precautionary measure, CamTran will require all passengers on CamTran vehicles to cover their nose and mouth beginning Monday, April 13, 2020. The CDC recommends anyone leaving their homes to use face coverings to limit their potential exposure to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
CamTran Bus Operators will monitor compliance with the face covering requirement. Passengers not wearing an item to cover their nose and mouth will not be permitted to board the bus until they comply.
Governor Wolf has offered the guidance – My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me.
Any passenger who believes their disability prevents them from complying with this mandate, a reasonable modification must be requested and approved by the Authority prior to boarding the bus.
Governor Wolf issued a recommendation that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask when leaving home as COVID-19 cases steadily rise in the state.
Remember - My Mask Protects You, Your Mask Protects Me
We are asking all passengers riding our services to wear a mask, bandana, or scarf to cover your nose and mouth.
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CamTran Takes a Unique Approach Against Coronavirus
CamTran has taken a unique step to reduce the spread of germs to their customers and employees on their buses and at their facilities as they continue to provide local bus service in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The product that CamTran has researched and selected is Aegis Microbe Shield. Used in the public transportation industry for more than 2 years, the product is not a disinfectant. Instead it uses nanotechnology to physically destroy microbes deposited by touch or through the air. Once applied, the product lasts for a year at a cost of $180 per bus. All hard and soft surfaces on CamTran buses are being treated including seats, grab bars, doors, and windows. All CamTran bus shelters are also being treated. To help keep employees safe, common areas at CamTran’s facility at 502 Maple Avenue are also being treated. Here is a 2-minute YouTube video illustrating how the Microbe Shield technology works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayWoqb0zbLU
“CamTran provides an important service to the residents of Cambria County getting people to medical appointments, work and to the grocery store,” said Josh Yoder, Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer. “It is our responsibility to do everything we can in order to make a trip on our bus as safe as possible for our valued customers.”
To further protect our employees, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, CamTran will not collect fares on any Fixed Route or ADA service. We continue to expect passengers to only ride for life-sustaining service (medically necessary, food access, or employment), otherwise, we strongly encourage you to stay home at this time.
Today, Governor Wolf called for a shutdown of all nonessential businesses. He asked that people stay home to eliminate as many physical contacts as we can to prevent this strain of COVID-19.
To honor the Governor's request, CamTran is asking our customers 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 reservations will only be taken for essential needs, such as work, medical, food, and grocery shopping
Stay home when you can. Be Safe. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community as safe as possible.
The Bus Stop Shop will be closed until further notice.