Diagrams show buses with no crowding (three people), some crowding (6 people), and crowded (8 people). For illustration only - actual capacity depends on how many people are traveling alone or in groups
What are current bus capacity limits?
11/04/2020
Cody Kraatz

Customers have had questions about the capacity thresholds on VTA buses with the current COVID physical distancing requirements. VTA limits bus capacity as follows - actual capacity may vary depending how many people are riding in groups:

  •          11-20 passengers on extra-long buses 
  •          8-15 passengers on 40-foot buses (most routes)
  •          7-13 passengers on 35-foot buses

Operators may need to turn on a "drop off only" sign and pass up customers if these limits are reached.

And don't forget, with the new real-time capacity feature on the Transit app, waiting passengers can see if their bus has enough room to stop and allow more passengers on board. On the Transit app, a “people” icon appears with the approaching bus icon and, when touched on the screen, a text balloon pops up to indicate the level of crowding or if the bus is full.

"Safely Distance" is Point 3 of our 10-Point Plan to Strengthen Trust in Transit. Visit our COVID-19 Information Center for more.

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