VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Department of Public Works - Office of Public Transportation will restore VITRAN’s fixed-route service starting Monday, October 5. Services will run from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday.
VITRAN has implemented new safety precautions to address the COVID-19 pandemic such as:
VIRGIN ISLANDS – VITRAN’s ADA paratransit clients on St. Thomas and St. John can now join those on St. Croix, in utilizing Routematch, the department’s new trip management technology platform. Routematch launched in the St. Thomas/St. John district earlier this month and on St. Croix in June of this year.
VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Department of Public Works is advising the public, that while VITRAN’s Fixed Route service remains suspended, residents will notice buses on roadways starting August 31. The buses will be used for Mass Transit Bus Operator training purposes only and will continue until September 4. VITRAN will continue to provide ADA Paratransit services to passengers traveling for dialysis and medical care.
VIRGIN ISLANDS – The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated $4.1 million dollars for the Department of Public Works and VITRAN to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020 and contains $25 billion for transit agencies throughout the United States to fund operating costs and lost revenue.
ST. THOMAS – Please be advised that VITRAN phone services in St. Thomas has been restored. Customers can now call (340) 774-5678 for services. The Department of Public Works appreciates the community’s patience as we worked to resolve this issue.
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VIRGIN ISLANDS– The Department of Public Works and VITRAN announces the expansion of ADA-Paratransit services for certified passengers. Effective Tuesday, May 26, VITRAN will provide services one day per week for non-medical trips such as grocery shopping, banking, and other locations. Certified passengers must make reservations by calling VITRAN at (340) 773-1664 on St. Croix; (340) 774-5678 on St. Thomas; and (340) 626-4010 on St. John.
As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, passengers are asked to always wear masks while traveling on the bus.