Humboldt Transit Authority News
March 18, 2022
March 16, 2022
FEDERAL MASK REQUIREMENT FOR TRANSIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED
At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th, 2022. During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor. This revised framework will be based on the COVID-19 community levels, risk of new variants, national data, and the latest science. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change. FTA Federal Mask Requirement for Transit: https://www.transit.dot.gov/TransitMaskUp
EL MANDATO PARA EL USO DE CUBRE BOCA ASIDO EXTENDIDO PARA EL TRANSITO
Por recomendación de los CDC, la TSA extenderá la directiva de seguridad para el uso de cubre boca en el transporte público y los centros de transporte por un mes, hasta el 18 de Abril, 2022. Durante ese tiempo, los CDC trabajarán con las agencias gubernamentales para ayudar a informar un marco de política revisado sobre cuándo y bajo qué circunstancias se deben requerir máscaras en el corredor de transporte público. Este marco revisado se basará en los niveles de la comunidad COVID-19, el riesgo de nuevas variantes, los datos nacionales y la ciencia más reciente. Comunicaremos cualquier actualización públicamente si y/o cuando cambien.
If you have a medical condition and your medical provider has instructed you not to wear a face mask (over mouth and nose), these individuals are instructed to wear a full-face shield. These individuals are also required to complete the HTA Reasonable Modification/ Grievance Form before the request is granted.
January 15, 2021
The CDC’s general guidance for stopping the spread of germs through sneezes or coughs:
- Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
Still use a tissue, even if you’re wearing a mask as an extra protective layer outside the mask to prevent transmission.
• Carry extra masks with you in case the one you’re wearing gets soiled after you cough or sneeze into it. If you need to replace your mask or wipe your nose with a tissue, be sure that you are as isolated as possible from others. Masks aren’t fail-proof, especially if you’re not wearing it properly.
• Throw used tissues or soiled masks in the trash.
- Remember to immediately sanitize your hands or use bus sanitizing stations after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
Masks must be worn at all times in accordance with Humboldt County Public Health Orders
July 9, 2020
How to Use the External Bike Racks
Click here to view Video on how to use external bike racks
NOTE: FOR YOUR SAFETY, LOADING AND UNLOADING OF BICYCLES SHOULD BE DONE FROM THE CURBSIDE OF THE BUS.
Steps for Loading Bikes
- Prepare your bike for loading. Remove water bottles, pumps, panniers, saddle bags, and other loose items that could fall off while the transit vehicle is in motion.
- Inform the transit operator that you will be loading your bike. You must load your bike from the curb or from in front of the transit vehicle. Do not step beyond the driver’s side of the vehicle into passing traffic to load your bike.
- If the rack is in the stowed (vertical) position, squeeze the latch handle to release the latch, then fold the bike rack down. You need only use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so that your other hand is available to hold your bike. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the transit vehicle.
- Lift your bike onto the bike rack, fitting your front wheel into a wheel slot labeled for a front wheel. The purpose of the directional placement is to make adjacent bikes easy to load and unload.
- Raise the Support Arm Hook over the front tire. The primary purpose of the Support Arm is to keep the bike secure while the transit vehicle is in motion. Some bikes may sit in the wheel tray without use of the Support Arm, but the rack must not be used without the Support Arm.
The Support Arm Hook must be between the highest point of the tire and the head tube. Incorrect Support Arm Hook placement may result in the bike falling from the rack, potentially damaging the transit vehicle or other vehicles. Place the Support Arm Hook over fenders as required to achieve the correct hook position. Some bike accessories such as front racks and baskets with vertical support stays may preclude correct hook placement. Bikes with accessories that conflict with correct support arm placement must not be loaded onto the rack.
- Secure the bike with the orange wrap strap around the fork of the bike (or other accessible component) and stick hook and loop back to itself. Wrap the velcro strap around support arm handle as shown.
- Board the transit vehicle and enjoy the ride! Choose a seat near the front of the vehicle to keep an eye on your bike. DON’T FORGET you have a bike with you when you get off at your stop.
Steps for Unloading Bikes
- Inform the transit operator driver that you will be unloading your bike as you approach your stop. Use the front door to exit the transit vehicle. Unload your bike from in front of the vehicle or from the curb, not from the street.
- Remove the Orange Velcro Strap and raise the Support Arm Hook up and off the tire and return it to its stowed position.
- Lift your bike out of the bike rack.
- Fold up the Bike-Rack for Buses if there are no bikes on the rack and no one else is waiting to load their bike. The bike rack will lock into place in the stowed position.
- Step away from the transit vehicle with your bike onto the curb.
If your bike is accidentally left on the bus, please contact our office at 707-443-0826. The office is located at 133 “V” Street, Eureka and open between Monday – Friday from 8am – 4:30pm.
**For future reference click on the “How to Ride” tab at the top right of the home page, and select “Bring your bike onboard” under Other Information**
Bike racks are provided as a convenience to bus riders. Humboldt Transit Authority is not responsible for: the theft or loss of bikes; damages incurred to bikes while on the transit system or at a bus stop; damages to bikes during loading or unloading; or injury to the rider during loading or unloading a bike. Riders will be responsible for any damages or injuries to third parties caused by the rider or bike while loading or unloading the bike, or failing to secure the bike on the rack correctly.