Current Adjust Schedule On Okemo Route 61

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ROCKINGHAM – The Current will not operate the Bellows Falls-Chester-Okemo winter seasonal bus route March 17-22, 2020 because of Okemo postponing its operations during that time.

This route, also known as the #61, operates seasonally to transport Okemo workers. Okemo makes a substantial annual contribution to the operating costs, and ridership is up slightly this year over last.

Vail Resorts, Okemo’s parent company, decided Saturday night to suspend operations at all of its North American resorts, including Okemo, from March 15-22. The Current operated the #61 Sunday and Monday, March 15-16, just in case staff needed to go to work.

Vail Resorts will announce Friday, March 20th, if it will re-open resorts starting March 23rd or not. The Current will mirror Vail’s decision on whether it resumes #61 service or not and will make an announcement.

The service was scheduled daily until April 12th.

Update March 16, 2020

SEVT Remains Proactive On Coronavirus

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Southeast Vermont Transit (SEVT), operators of the Current and the MOOver, continues to follow state and federal guidance to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Guidance specifically for public transit has been given to SEVT by the Federal Transit Administration, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additional guidance has been given by the Vermont Department of Health. 

SEVT began treating its buses last week with recommended cleaning and disinfectant products, and all staff including drivers have been trained in personal hygiene requirements. Buses are sprayed before and after each shift, and railings, dashboards, and door handles are wiped down daily with an EPA-suggested disinfectant.

All SEVT routes and services are maintaining their existing schedules except when a particular route is affected by a school closing.