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COVID-19 'daily deep cleaning' limits services for Petersburg Area Transit

Posted at 12:33 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 00:33:08-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Officials said daily deep cleaning in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic will mean service changes for people who ride Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) buses.

"The health and safety of our patrons and employees are of the utmost importance to Petersburg Area Transit," officials said in a 10 p.m. Sunday news release. "PAT will provide limited service until further notice. Administrative Offices will be closed on March 16, 2020 only. Greyhound and Customer service will be open from 6:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. until further notice. "

  • Officials said routes will begin at 5:15 a.m. and the last route will end at 4:15 p.m.
  • No service to Fort Lee.
  • Riverside Jail service upon request
  • No service to Amazon
  • No service to Central State Hospital
  • No Freedom Express Route which includes McGuire and MCV/VCU
  • No Freedom Express Route which includes McGuire and MCV/VCU
  • Limited service to 460 County Drive 8:45am, 10:45am and 3:45pm last run.
  • Limited service to Ettrick 8:15am, 12:15pm and 3:15pm last run.
  • No service to Virginia State University
  • Washington Street and Lee Avenue routes will be combined utilizing the Saturday schedule.
  • Halifax St. and Virginia Ave. routes will be combined
  • South Crater Road will become a circular servicing all areas of Crater Road and will not service Petersburg Station. Will meet Mall/Plaza bus at Butterworth Furniture to transfer passengers.
  • Walnut Hill, South Park Mall no changes.

Officials urged passengers with questions or concerns to call PAT Customer Service 804-733-2450

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