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March 19, 2020

Covid-19 citylink Information

Due to COVID, all citylink buses continue to operate at half capacity. As more people are going back to work and the weather gets colder certain, bus routes, College Street specifically, are experiencing capacity constraints. The first week of the month is particularly busy, so if possible plan your trip first thing in the morning or after 2:00 PM, avoid taking College Street if possible, and ride citylink for essential trips only. Buses departing the Oak Street bus station to the Downtown Auburn Transportation Center include the Downtown Shuttle, New Auburn and Pettengill Park. Once at the Auburn Transportation Center you can transfer onto the Auburn Malls bus. This trip may take you a little longer but you won’t be left having to wait for the next bus. Remember to ask the driver for a transfer when getting off the bus in Auburn.

Please be respectful of the driver and other passengers, essential trips only, and no large objects that cannot be contained in your space.

BUS STATIONS – The Auburn and Lewiston bus stations will remain closed.

BUSES – All buses will continue to operate at half capacity. Additional resources will be available to assist should there be any capacity issues.

FACE MASKS – Federal law requires the proper wearing of face masks while on citylink or ADA complementary paratransit buses and at the bus stations, bus shelters and bus stops. The face mask must be cloth, and cover the nose and mouth. You will be denied boarding, or ask to disembark or be removed from the bus or premises if you are not properly wearing a face mask.

Exemptions – Children under the age of 2 years are not required to wear a face mask. A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C.§12101 et seq.) is also exempt from wearing a face mask and needs to call WMTS at 777-4563 to make an alternate arrangement.

Please be respectful of other passengers and your bus driver.

For additional information or to ask a question call 207-777-4563, and check or follow us on Twitter @purplebusla.

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