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SLO Transit Suspend Fares While Maintaining Social Distancing Requirements

Post Date:03/23/2020

SAN LUIS OBSIPO – Public transit is a vital life-line service for both transit dependent and other riders that need access to services, places and people.  To provide safe and reliable transit for riders requiring essential travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, SLO Transit has temporarily suspended fares and will not require payment when boarding.  The safety of SLO Transit customers and employees is our top priority and social distancing requirements are in place for all buses and vehicles. 

“Providing safe, accessible and reliable transit services during the COVID-19 pandemic is our number one priority.”  Transit Manager, Gamaliel Anguiano said.  “We also have implemented social distancing requirements to protect our employees and customers.”

Social distancing is vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to protect the health and safety of our friends, families, neighbors and especially those most vulnerable.

SLO Transit will still be operating on the Weekend Schedule, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m., daily until further notice (“A” routes only).  Tripper service (SLT, LT, HT) and Trolley service are also still suspended until further notice.  For route and schedule information, please visit, download the SLO Transit App, or contract Transit Dispatch at (805) 541-2877.

Community members can count on the City to continue providing essential services, like transit, to the community through this difficult time.

For more information on the Shelter at Home Order visit or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903.  A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available seven (7) days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for questions related to COVID-19.

For more information from the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit The City is committed to keeping our community informed. To receive updates from the City regarding COVID-19, please register through City News e-notifications or follow the City of San Luis Obispo on social media.

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