Safe Travel is Our Priority.
Safety remains a top priority for public transportation providers. As such, the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) will launch Ride Easy Ohio, a statewide campaign highlighting safety initiatives to maintain public transportation as a safe and viable option during the
COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Throughout the state of Ohio, transit systems have taken significant steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Best practices include wearing facial coverings, practicing social distancing when possible, cleaning and sanitizing vehicles and facilities, practicing safe hygiene, and employee self-monitoring. In addition, transit systems are working closely with local and state health agencies to develop policies and procedures in conjunction with guidelines issued by governing municipalities.
OPTA recognizes the vital role public transit has played during this pandemic. Ohioans can ride easy knowing our public transit systems will continue to prioritize the safety and well-being of passengers and employees.
Campaign details and materials will be provided to member transit systems and mobility managers as confirmed.
OPTA's Ride Easy Ohio campaign mirrors the guidelines and commitment that our American Public Transit Association (APTA) has set forth within the Health and Safety Commitments Program as the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that our systems are operating safely as North America recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
I want to thank the Ride Easy Ohio committee members, led by Claire Merrick with METRO RTA, for their work to share our message - Safe Travel is Our Priority.