Tomlinson told an ATL Board committee Thursday the service also has suspended fares to promote social distancing and prevent passenger bottlenecks around drivers and the farebox. It’s also educating customers about the need to stay away from each other on buses.
Like other transit agencies, Xpress has provided masks, wipes, hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment to bus operators and other employees. One state Xpress employee and two employees of Transdev – the private firm that operates the service – have tested positive for COVID-19. Tomlinson said all are recovering, and the employees did not have contact with passengers.