In the wake of today’s announcement by the Governor along with the news of two BSOOB Transit internal positive tests in the last 8 hours, we are making the difficult but safe and prudent decision to suspend service until at least April 30, 2020.
The internal positive tests and the resulting mandatory quarantine of those in close proximity to the affected along with already protecting staff members at high risk has decimated our driver pool in short order. Even with our reduction in service effective March 20, we will not have a healthy number of bus operators to continue in a positive fashion until we see a collective upswing in internal and societal health. This has come like a hurricane today and we will react as swiftly to combat it. There is no reason to wait.
We are taking every measure to alert our staff and the public immediately including our internal emergency phone tree, website, automated vehicle locator web app and Constant Contact alias group. Every person having had contact with the affected staff has been notified. We have also been in contact with Maine CDC regarding communication best practices during this time.
We are going to do all we can to “flatten the curve” and resume service in the near future as strong as ever. Our recent momentum will not decrease.
Please stay in touch with us for future announcements on service resurrection.