In light of the rapidly developing public health situation with COVID-19, the Quad Cities Transit Systems, Davenport Citibus, the Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (Metro), and Bettendorf transit are suspending fare collection on fixed route and paratransit buses until further notice. This move comes as a result of the CDC recommendations to practice social distancing. We recommend people avoid unnecessary travel and stay home when sick. We recognize that people still need to get to work, social services, and grocery stores. The elimination of paper tickets, transfers, and cash will eliminate additional contact between operators and passengers. This will also allow for parents to utilize fixed route to access school meal distribution sites while schools are not in session. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a team effort, so we ask riders to do their part and follow the guidelines outlined by the CDC, such as washing hands regularly and staying home when sick.
The Ground Transportation Center (GTC), located at 300 W River Dr, will be closed to the public beginning at 5 PM today Wed Mar 18 due to CDC guidance on social distancing and COVID-19. The buses will be staged on 2nd St instead of the GTC. Temporary parking and route signage has been placed to accommodate rider pick-up and drop-off on 2nd St. This change is in effect until further notice.
Davenport CitiBus is temporarily suspending its Sunday bus service effective this Sunday, March 29th until further notice. The suspension will continue until such time that concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus are minimized or eliminated. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Davenport CitiBus Transit is making adjustments to bus capacity to line up with Governor Reynolds’ expansion of the State of Iowa’s COVID-19 restrictions on retailers, businesses and industry. Beginning Tue Apr 7, CitiBus is limiting the maximum number of passengers on a bus to one person per row per side. That is approximately 12 to 14 people on the bus at one time. It is not likely patrons will be impacted by this change, with riders only using transit to go to medical appointments, the grocery store or pharmacy. If a bus passes you at a stop, it is because the maximum number of riders has been reached. You will need to wait for the next bus in this case. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us reduce the spread of COVID-19 by traveling only when needed.
Protective Masks or Face Coverings Encouraged According to the CDC, using a mask or simple cloth face covering can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Cloth face coverings and masks can be made using many household materials or purchased at retailers for low cost. Any face protection is better than no protection at all. At this time, cloth face coverings, or masks, are not required. However this could change if concern over exposure while riding the bus increases.
The intersection of W 2nd St and Marquette will be closed for sewer main improvements the week of May 4th. Inbound Route 2 will be detoured as follows when the closure goes into effect: left on Fillmore, right on 3rd St, right on Ripley, left on 2nd, and back on route. This detour will remain in effect through early June 2020.
Eastbound E 53rd St has been closed for construction. Route 5 Eastbound will be detoured as follows: stay on Tremont, right on Veterans Memorial Parkway, right on Eastern Ave and back on route. Expect this detour to remain in place for 3 to 4 months.