Friday April 3rd, 2020 5:48AM

Gainesville cuts back on transit services as COVID-19 continues to spread

By AccessWDUN Staff

As COVID-19 cases increased in Georgia over the weekend, the City of Gainesville has decided to temporarily suspend all Gainesville Connection services and reduce the number of Dial-A-Ride services.

A Monday morning statement from the city said Gainesville Connection will stop operations from March 23 through April 3. Gainesville Connection provides scheduled bus services throughout Gainesville and parts of Oakwood and unincorporated Hall County.

Dial-A-Ride services will continue, but with half the fleet normally running routes, according to city officials. Also effective March 23-April 3, trips will be prioritized to pharmacies, grocery stores, medical appointments and work. Dial-A-Ride operates weekdays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Riders are asked to make reservations as soon as possible to secure their trip. Fare for Dial-A-Ride services starts at $2 and increases with each mile traveled.

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