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SMART COVID-19

Update: March 23rd, 2020

We've had a lot of questions regarding the current availability of transit services throughout the region so here is the latest information that we have. As a reminder, for the safety of our drivers and other riders please use these services ONLY to access essential services.

SMART Regional Routes:

  • Lawson Hill service has been suspended through the duration of the spring Off-Season. Please refer to our Schedules page for the current bus schedule between Mountain Village, Lawson Hill, and Telluride.
  • We are currently operating our Norwood, Down Valley, and Rico routes with a maximum rider capacity of 9 riders per bus.
  • The Ridgway Commuter Van is suspended until further notice.
  • The Montrose Commuter Van is operating with a maximum capacity of 7 riders

Town of Telluride Galloping Goose:

Town of Mountain Village Transit:

  • Please refer to the Telluride-Lawson Hill-Mountain Village Offseason Bus schedule at bus-dial-a-ride/ for information on the current Mountain Village - Lawson Hill - Telluride service.
  • Gondola/Chondola services have been suspended due to County Public Health Order and pending off-season. For more information on the Gondola/Chondola visit Town of Mountain Village Transit - Gondola/Chondola.
  • All Town of Mountain Village Commuter Van Shuttles is suspended until further notice.

All Points Transit

  • All Points has reduced public flex service in Montrose and Olathe but is still providing limited Dial A Ride services. For up to date information please visit All Points Transit.

CDOT Bustang-Outrider (updated 3/29/20):


March 20, 2020

PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR SERVICE UPDATES OR CHANGES

      

Effective Saturday, March 21st- the Lawson Hill Service will transition to the offseason schedule. SMART is partnering with the Town of Mountain Village and TMVOA to support offseason operations. Please be on the lookout for a SMART bus in addition to the Town of Mountain Village buses connecting Telluride-Lawson Hill-Mountain Village.

     

We will keep this page updated with information on SMARTs preparations, as well as tips to keep everyone safe. In addition, you can also receive updates from SMART on Facebook.     


March 18, 2020

In accordance with the Public Health Order that was issued by the San Miguel County Health Department the afternoon of March 18th, 2020, SMART is making further reductions to the allowed passenger capacity of our vehicles. This new order further reduces available passenger seating on our buses to 9 individuals and takes effect on all SMART routes beginning on March 19th, 2020.

There is also some exciting news in the order that you can read about CivicAlerts

We need you to work with us and our partners at the County to help this Order and public health strategy be as effective as possible. To do that, we need you to ask yourself every single time you leave the house if it is absolutely necessary to do so. The capacity constraint on our buses is real, and we need to make sure those seats are available for individuals who need them the most. Please be mindful and smart about using our services at this time. In other words, absolutely DO NOT use our services for any non-essential trips and STAY HOME unless you absolutely need to be out and about. We cannot emphasize this point strongly enough.

When this passes we will welcome ALL of our passengers back with open arms. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our riders and thank you for your understanding as we work to do our part in this challenging time for our region.

We will keep this page updated with information on SMARTs preparations, as well as tips to keep everyone safe. In addition, you can also receive updates from SMART on Facebook.


March 17, 2020

Effective March 18th, 2020, SMART is temporarily going "fare free" (no cash, no checks, no tickets needed) on our Norwood, Down Valley, and Rico routes. Normally we'd be doing something like this as a promotion (to be clear, this is NOT a promotion!) but instead we're taking this measure to encourage social distancing by limiting hand-to-hand, close interactions between drivers and passengers, thereby helping to protect our drivers and passengers health and – by extension – the health of our community.

Also, please remember if you're not feeling good, stay home and DO NOT get on the bus. And if you're feeling great but can work at home at this time, please do.

We will keep this page updated with information on SMARTs preparations, as well as tips to keep everyone safe. In addition, you can also receive updates from SMART on Facebook.


March 13, 2020

The safety of our riders, employees and community is a top priority for SMART. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and following the guidance of health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE).

At this time, we are continuing our regular operation while implementing daily sanitation procedures of all high touch areas including windows, hand rails, seats and other surfaces. We are prepared to implement additional measures, should the situation progress.

In addition to our regular nightly vehicle cleanings, we have added hand sanitizer to all of our vehicles and encourage riders to cleanse hands upon boarding and exiting the vehicle.

Things you can do to stay safe:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Disinfect shared surfaces and frequently touched objects.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you feel symptoms.
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other riders when possible.

We will keep this page updated with information on SMARTs preparations, as well as tips to keep everyone safe. In addition, you can also receive updates from SMART on Facebook.

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