(La Porte, IN) - TransPorte has announced that it will be lifting certain safety restrictions. According to TransPorte Manager Beth West, the transportation service will resume daily rides to grocery stores and house-to-house trips beginning Monday.
West said the restrictions were imposed in November to help slow the spread of the virus which is now in decline. "As numbers begin to decline in the greater La Porte area, we feel it is safe to once again provide these rides to our customers," West said. "We appreciate the understanding and patience of our residents over the last several months and are happy to continue providing this important service to the people of La Porte."
West said many health and safety restrictions are still in place, including passenger restrictions. Currently, no more than four people will be allowed on a bus at a given time to ensure social distancing. Additionally, West said all riders must have a mask and wear it for the entire duration of their ride. Drivers can provide free face masks to those who need one.
TransPorte buses are operating from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no weekend service at this time. For questions or to schedule a ride, residents can contact dispatch at 362-6565.