March 11, 2022: The TSA announced an extension of the federal mask mandate for public transportation through April 18, 2022. This means that Spokane Transit will continue to require appropriate face masks to be worn by customers and staff on all vehicles and when using STA facilities.
Rides for Seniors Ends April 30, 2022: This temporary program, introduced in the spring of 2020, was implemented to provide a safe transportation option for seniors during the Coronavirus pandemic. “Rides For Seniors” was possible as a result of a sharp decline in Paratransit ridership due to COVID-19, which left a surplus of Paratransit vans and drivers that could be put to use serving the region’s senior population. Although the program was highly successful, as Paratransit’s demand returns to normal levels, the vans are again required to meet the transportation needs of our most vulnerable customers. For this reason, the Rides for Seniors program will be ending on April 30.
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Employee Case Count
This information is updated as new data is reported by STA’s Human Resources Department.
STA Disinfection Protocols
STA practices enhanced disinfection protocols at all STA facilities and on buses and vans. This includes daily in-route disinfections and nightly in-house disinfection of STA buses and Paratransit vehicles as follows:
- Using a neutral pH germicidal disinfectant used on all contact surfaces.
- Treating floors with Hi-Con mopping and a hydrofluoric solution.
- Blasting seat cushions with 300-PSI pressurized shampoo at 2000W.
The Plaza is also continuing its enhanced disinfection processes. Contact surfaces, including benches, handrails, elevator buttons, vending machines, ATMs, counters and more, are disinfected four times a day. Plaza maintenance staff use an effervescent disinfectant to kill germs and viruses and an electro-static mist that bonds the solution to metal surfaces for enhanced protection against germs.