COVID-19 Prevention: UB Buses and Shuttles

UB Parking and Transportation Services UB has implemented several guidelines and protocols to ensure a safe experience for our faculty, staff and students.

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Face Masks

  • All passengers on UB buses and shuttles are required to wear a face mask at all times.
  • UB Stampede and shuttle drivers and passengers are required to wear face coverings at all times.

Signage

  • Signage has been placed on all buses, shuttles and shelters to provide guidance on seating, boarding and social distancing.
  • Follow guidance and direction provided by bus/shuttle drivers or UB Parking & Transportation.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • UB Parking & Transportation disinfects Stampede buses and UB shuttles twice daily.
  • High-touch surfaces such as handrails and seat backs are wiped down periodically throughout the day.
  • Transit team members have been trained to use disinfecting fog to thoroughly sanitize campus shuttles.
  • Wash hands thoroughly and frequently, and use hand sanitizer before and after touching surfaces.
  • Open windows (when feasible) to improve ventilation.

Car Sharing

Zipcar has upgraded its car-cleaning procedure with antiviral and antimicrobial solutions and has deployed periodic sanitizing procedures. 

Treat shared vehicle like other shared workstations. Clean and disinfect commonly touched spaces (e.g., steering wheels, handle bars, seats, door handles) before and after use.

Social Distancing

UB Parking & Transportation has implemented several practices to ensure passengers of buses and shuttles can be safely spaced apart.

  • Face masks are required on all UB buses and shuttles.
  • Please stay 6 feet away from other passengers while waiting for, boarding or disembarking the bus or shuttle
  • Choose a seat that will put physical distance between you and other passengers.
    • Some seats have been blocked off to create safe distances between passengers. When necessary, we may need to limit the number of passengers on buses or shuttles.
  • Swiping of UB ID cards at boarding has been suspended until further notice.
  • Follow guidance and direction provided by bus/shuttle drivers or UB Parking & Transportation.
  • Use hand sanitizer before and after touching surfaces. Wash hands thoroughly before and after riding.
  • Open windows (when feasible) to improve ventilation.

Rear-Door Boarding on the UB Stampede

Temporarily, all passengers riding the UB Stampede buses will enter and exit from the rear door for the safety of our drivers until such time as protective barriers can be installed on each bus.

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