First Sherbrooke bus with protective partition

Record Staff

Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) users can once again board city busses through the front door. The STS has installed a transparent protective partition inside the first bus in its fleet to protect the driver’s space. Users will once again have access to the usual fare collection tools in order to validate their fare.
The safety measure will gradually allow boarding through the front door and fare collection as partitions are installed on buses.
“We are asking our customers to be attentive, over the next few weeks, as they approach the bus. Vehicles already equipped with a partition will open their front doors,”explained Marc Denault, President of the STS. Those not equipped will continue boarding via the rear door. “The situation can vary from one bus to another on the same line,” emphasized Denault.
In order to avoid people passing close to each other as much as possible, it will continue to be mandatory to get off through the rear door.
Withdrawal of paper transfer
As of June 15, the STS will no longer provide paper transfers when paying with tokens and cash. In addition, if the customer plans to make a payment, he or she must obtain vouchers that allow transfers electronically for up to 90 minutes. The STS proposes to purchase:
– the La vermeilleuse smart card
– the occasional reloadable smart card Pratico
Both are issued free of charge at the STS administrative centre as well as at the Limocar service centre located downtown.
No change to Paratransit
The new cards are not available for paratransit. The usual methods of payment are unchanged for customers using this service.
Over the next few weeks, the STS will launch an awareness campaign to encourage customers to use preventative measures related to COVID-19 when travelling on its buses.

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