Some of our followers have shared concerns about the safety and cleanliness of riding the bus or train during the pandemic. Rest assured that public transit providers serving Warner Center and beyond have significantly buffed up their cleaning standards and efforts to help address this unprecedented situation. They also officially recommend precautions outlined by public health authorities: travel for essential trips only, use the rear door when boarding the bus, wear face coverings when traveling and when in public, and keep at least six feet apart at all times.
Source: LA Metro
LADOT has strengthened their sanitation practices and are disinfecting their entire Dash and Commuter Express bus fleets daily as well as performing deep cleaning of all their facilities. You may have also noticed the signs that LADOT has automated pedestrian crossing signals in areas with high foot-traffic so that you no longer have to push “beg buttons” when crossing intersections. They’re also working with local businesses and organizations to open loading zones for shops and restaurants only offering drive-thru or carryout services. Facilities can request a temporary loading zone sign here.
Metro is by far the largest transit provider in Greater Los Angeles and they are among the many transit agencies that have significantly stepped up their sanitation efforts in the last two months. In addition to sanitizing major transit hubs and stations (including high-touch surfaces like ticket vending machines and handrails), Metro is deep cleaning all their vehicles at least once a day. Metro closed B/D (Red/Purple) subway entrances where multiple are available in order to conserve much-needed cleaning supplies and reduce the number of touch-points for the public. They have also begun installing hand sanitizer dispensers at major transit stations and stops, and are currently looking into how more dispensers can be installed on vehicles like buses and trains. Helping supplement these efforts, the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services started installing hand sanitizer dispensers at transit shelters around the City (the City is responsible for managing bus shelters, not Metro, so it’s great to see these two agencies collaborating to ensure safety and cleanliness for transit riders!).
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