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. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, VITRAN was forced to suspend its Fixed Route transportation services territory-wide, to protect its passengers and employees from the potential exposure to COVID-19.
The department is urging the community to take personal responsibility and practice good hygiene to reduce their risk of contracting and/or spreading the coronavirus. For more information on COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, please visit the USVI Department of Health's website, doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or text COVID19USVI to 888777. Follow DPW on Facebook @usvidpw and @vitranusvi. You can also log on to dpw.vi.gov and www.vitranvi.com to stay abreast of all things V.I. Public Works.