Henderson Area Rapid Transit Modifying Routes Due to Quarantined Drivers

Officials with Henderson Area Rapid Transit say modifications in routes are being made because of 'some impacts on personnel caused by illness.'

Posted: Jan 4, 2021 1:57 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2021 10:04 AM

According to Henderson Area Rapid Transit (HART), modifications to routes are being made starting Tuesday, Jan. 5, because of "impacts on personnel caused by illness."

HART said in a statement Monday that currently, at least four available drivers are quarantined because of COVID-19, leaving the transit system short on personnel to cover existing fixed routes and operate vehicles.

As of Monday, the bus system was operating on “on-demand” trips only that were limited to destinations such as medical offices, groceries, and pharmacies.

Starting Tuesday and for an unspecified temporary timeframe, the "Shopper Shuttle" route won’t be labeled as such and that route will be served by the East End/Eastgate bus in tandem with the North route. Riders may need to allow extra time for the buses to run the routes.

HART says that also, the Paratransit vehicles will continue to be limited to trips for groceries and pharmacy/medical appointments.

The HART system is currently operating starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The last routes leave the transfer point at 4:30 p.m. The 6 a.m. Weaverton and Eastgate routes are currently suspended.

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