New social distancing protocol now in effect is allowing more riders on VTA buses, helping to cut down on the number of passengers being passed up, according to the agency.
The revised social distance is 3 feet between passengers. Groups travelling together will be counted as one passenger. Passengers are responsible for ensuring they maintain the 3-foot distance, and for the safety of bus operators, customers are required to remain behind the yellow limit line after boarding and paying their fares.
Since the revised social distance requirement went into effect, VTA has seen a significant decrease in the number of passengers who were passed-up at bus stops because capacity was full with only six to eight passengers on board.
MTC and VTA are transportation partners.