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Multiple FAST bus routes suspended; employees test positive for COVID-19

Multiple FAST bus routes suspended; employees test positive for COVID-19

*****Spring Lake Transit will continue on their normal schedule. Masks and social distancing must be practiced and all CDC guidelines followed.

Post Date: 02/11/2021 7:46 PM
(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Several Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) bus routes are suspended. This is because three FAST employees tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 30 others are in quarantine. The initial employee tested positive on Feb. 10. The City of Fayetteville Human Resource Development team is contact tracing.
The following bus routes are suspended due to the shortage of qualified drivers:
Route 9 – Stacy Weaver Drive/Rosehill RoadRoute 10 – Strickland Bridge RoadRoute 11 – Country Club Drive/Pamalee DriveRoute 15 – Cape Fear Valley Medical Center/Cross Creek MallRoute 19 – Yadkin RoadRoute 31 – Owen Drive/Gillespie Street (includes Enterprise Avenue)
The following bus route will operate on a reduced service schedule:
Route 7 – Raeford Road
We are taking all of these actions out of an abundance of caution, for the safety of our employees and our riders.
FASTTRAC! ADA services are not impacted.
Route changes and updates will be provided via news release, posted on www.ridefast.net and to the Fayetteville Area System of Transit Facebook page and the City of Fayetteville, NC Government Facebook page.
Residents can call 910-433-1747 for information about FAST fixed bus routes and 910-433-1232 for information about FASTTRAC! ADA services.
Since Apr. 1, 2020, FAST has carried more than 1.5 million passengers safely, with only two drivers testing positive for COVID-19 to this point.
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