All passengers and operators will board fully disinfected buses across King County Metro’s system, representing Metro’s commitment to stopping the spread of novel coronavirus. Metro crews are cleaning every bus every night using 21 newly acquired backpack sprayers distributed evenly across its seven bases. Metro is also utilizing its current staff of 200 equipment and utility service workers. This practice will continue for the foreseeable future as part of Metro’s ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of passengers, employees, and community members.
Partners involved: As delivery and take-out food become the new norm for supporting local restaurants, bicycle-share company Gotcha is offering its wheels to restaurants. All 200 bikes in Syracuse will be available for restaurant use for $15a day per bicycle or discounted rate for 5+ bikes. Gotcha initially removed their bikes from public use in New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo issue stay at home orders but suggested opening the e-bicycles up to delivery workers.