The City of Helena/Capital Transit resumed service on Capital Transit’s Red and Blue fixed-route buses on Monday, June 1. This change in service coincides with the Governor’s order moving the State to Phase 2 of the State of Montana COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Please find details and requirements for Capital Transit services below.
Fixed Route Service:
The Red and Blue Fixed-Route Bus’s will operate Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. In the two-hour midday shutdown, the buses will be thoroughly cleaned to help minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.
The Paratransit buses will operate the same dates and hours as the fixed route bus’s, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. there will be a two-hour midday shutdown, during which the paratransit buses will be thoroughly cleaned to help minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.
The East Valley/East Helena Service: Suspended until further notice.
Finally, as we move forward in our recovery efforts to full operations and anticipated increase in usage as we transition to Phase 2 of the State of Montana Recovery Plan, the additional requirements, limitations and restrictions listed below will be in effect starting Monday, June 01, 2020. These measures are implemented as health and safety control measures to assure passenger and transit staff safety during the COVID-19 public health emergency and are anticipated to remain in place until Phase 3 of the State Recovery Plan.
TEMPORARY COVID-19 PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS, LIMITATIONS & RESTRICTIONS (EFFECTIVE STARTING MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2020):
Capital Transit, formally known as HATS, has a new distinctive look, affordable rates for riders, new routes with point to point travel to many of the key areas of Helena. Some of the stops are: Target Store, Carroll College, Downtown Helena, Montana’s State Capitol building & campus, St. Peter’s Hospital, Wal-Mart and the Transit Center. All buses are designed of new riders and experienced riders. The bus stops and buses comply with the current ADA requirements. No fare transfer tickets are available for easy transfer between the red and blue routes.