Happy New Year! The holidays have come and gone, Covid-19 is still around, and your library is still open! Any other updates? I think that’s about it from me, so I’m ceding control of this column to the Madison Transit System/Birnie Bus (MTS). Why? To update you on what they’re doing to keep their customers safe during the pandemic. And if you’re not one of their customers, did you know you can donate bus tokens to ensure your neighbors in need get where they need to go? I didn’t know that either!
The winter weather and pandemic may have slowed down many aspects of life around here, but not the Madison Transit System/Birnie Bus (MTS), which is a great alternative transportation option when you want to avoid the hassle of driving in poor weather conditions. The MTS asks that riders respect the greater space between seats to comply with social distancing requirements, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth, and to let you know that they regularly wipe and sanitize the busses to create a clean and safe environment.
Normally, bus tokens can be purchased onboard, but if you would like to donate $1.50 (or more) to help riders get to their destinations, just contact Madison County Mobility Manager Donny Ybarra (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your small donation could make a big difference in getting a Madison County resident to the grocery store or pharmacy.
Thank you to Donny for providing this information and working to ensure the safe travel of our neighbors. For more information on stops, schedules, and travel precautions, please visit www.ridemts.org.