Reno County Kansas
From: Barbara Lilyhorn MPH
Director Reno County Department of Aging and Public Transportation
March 23, 2020
Reno County Public Transportation Compressed Service Schedule
Due to the presence of COVID 19 within Reno County, Barbara Lilyhorn, Reno County Public Transportation Director has announced that effective at 8 a.m. on Tuesday March 24, Rcat will operate a compressed service schedule until further notice.
Rcat Fixed Routes will run Saturday Routes from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Paratransit will operate from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.
County On Demand will operate from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All vehicles will observe social distancing for seating passengers and perform additional disinfection and cleaning practices.
Passengers are asked to observe good hygiene with frequent handwashing and responsible respiratory etiquette such as coughing and sneezing into their elbow bend and limiting physical contact with drivers and other passengers.
Rcat encourages citizens to limit their exposure to COVID 19 by taking trips only for essential medical appointments, groceries and personal business.
Rcat is first come first served general public transportation funded in part by KDOT.
Reno County Area Transportation (Rcat) was one of 33 transit projects selected from across the state to receive a portion of the 7.4 million dollars in funding awarded through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s new Access, Innovation and Collaboration program. Rcat will receive $312,000 toward the purchase of 3 Low Floor Cutaway Transit Buses. This represents 80% of the total cost of these vehicles. Low floor buses are designed to allow ALL passengers to board the bus at street level. This eliminates the need for hydraulic lifts to assist those who use mobility devices. Street level boarding is not only more inclusive, but faster and safer for both the mobility device user and bus driver. The award was announced on March 10 during Transit Day at the Capitol in Topeka.
Reno County Public Transportation Commission Board meets the 2nd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 4 p.m. in the Reno County Public Transportation Transfer Station located at 120 West Ave. B in Hutchinson. Public attendance is welcome.