Kitsap Transit resumes fare collection

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KITSAP COUNTY, Wash. — Kitsap Transit resumed collecting fares Saturday after it had stopped charging passengers March 23 to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Since that time, the transit agency has installed new physical barriers on buses to help protect drivers, allowing for fare collection.

The agency has also taken steps to help reduce the spread of the virus by requiring face coverings for all, disinfecting its buses and restricting its passenger loads.

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The transit agency allows between 25% to 30% capacity on its buses, and on certain routes, it operates additional vehicles to address potential overcrowding.

As for capacity on ferries, it still stands at 46 passengers on every sailing.

For passengers who board a fast ferry, they must hold their ORCA card at arm’s length to pay for their fare during boarding.