The Butler County Regional Transit Authority and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky have temporarily suspended bus fare collection and announced service reductions on their routes in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. In recognition of the financial hardship for some riders and also in an effort to improve social distancing, BCRTA will not charge a fare to ride any R, U, P, Middletown color routes or associated (Americans with Disabilities Act-related), service. In addition to suspending fare collection, TANK will also mandate all passengers to enter the bus from the rear exit door in an effort to promote social distancing and provide an additional layer of protection for drivers. BCRTA closed all retail ticket purchasing centers until further notice. Additionally, BCRTA generally uses a smaller-sized model bus, but officials said that they would begin using larger vehicles when possible to allow riders the recommended space for social distancing. In addition to the daily cleaning of the entire fleet, they will begin utilizing a chlorinated, sanitizing disinfectant on buses.