The Winston-Salem Transit Authority is reducing the number of bus routes and making other schedule changes in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
WSTA said eight routes would not be available until further notice, and that the system would start running buses on weekdays using the same hours as on Saturdays.
Sunday service will operate normally, and there’s no change to the Trans-AID service.
The new weekday schedule goes into effect on Monday and will continue as long as needed.
Until further notice, the buses will start running at 6 a.m. on weekdays and finish at midnight.
WSTA officials said that the change will allow for the disinfecting of buses during the day, in addition to the disinfecting that has been taking place at the end of the day.
The following routes have been discontinued until further notice:
- Route 83 Express, running between the downtown bus station and Hanes Mall.
- Route 88, running between the bus station and Industries for the Blind along Reynolda Road.
- Route 95, running between the bus station and Vinegar Hill Road along First Street and Country Club Road.
- Route 98, running between the bus station and Oak Ridge Drive along Liberty Street.
- Route 99, running between Forsyth Technical Community College and Sturmer Park Circle, with a stop near Hanes Mall.
- Route 100, running between Union Station and Hanes Mall.
- Route 102, running between the bus station and Empire Drive including Hanes Mall Boulevard.
- Route 110, running between the bus station and Lowery Street.