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Apr 9, 2020  |  Web Administrator

The City of Mar­i­on Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment has been work­ing dili­gent­ly on serv­ing the peo­ple of Mar­i­on who need trans­porta­tion amid a very dif­fi­cult time due to the new coro­n­avirus (COVID-19).

Mar­i­on Tran­sit is trans­port­ing indi­vid­u­als to the doc­tor, phar­ma­cy, work, and gro­cery stores. This spe­cial ser­vice for essen­tial needs is done by call-in only. Pick-up times are sched­uled by call­ing the bus ter­mi­nal at least 24 hours in advance. The ADA (Amer­i­cans with Dis­abil­i­ties Act) rules have stayed the same. Dis­patch­ers are patient and pro­fes­sion­al in set­ting up sched­ules to fit everyone’s needs. The bus dri­vers are patient and pro­fes­sion­al while also under­stand­ing that it is a scary time for everyone. 

Mar­i­on Tran­sit employ­ees are tak­ing extra pre­cau­tions to keep every­one safe and healthy. They do not just take peo­ple to the des­ti­na­tions men­tioned — they also clean and ster­il­ize every bus inside and out dai­ly. After drop­ping off pas­sen­gers, the bus dri­vers spray the bus with a dis­in­fec­tant to make sure the bus is ready for the next pas­sen­ger. There is a two-pas­sen­ger lim­it on each bus at any giv­en time. All bus dri­vers wear a mask and gloves, and pas­sen­gers must wear a mask to enter. 

Mar­i­on Tran­sit employ­ees are on the front lines sav­ings lives. They are tak­ing peo­ple to places they would oth­er­wise nev­er reach if it weren’t for the Mar­i­on Tran­sit Sys­tem. They are ensur­ing pas­sen­gers’ needs for dial­y­sis, food, and med­i­cine are met, to name a few. 

Mar­i­on Trans­porta­tion Direc­tor, Jeff Edwards, found it dif­fi­cult to prop­er­ly thank his team. Words can­not express how much I appre­ci­ate the work that the City of Mar­i­on Trans­porta­tion employ­ees are doing dur­ing this time,” said Edwards. I also want to thank May­or Jess Alum­baugh and Chief of Staff Mike Fly­nn for stay­ing in con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­tion with us.”

City of Mar­i­on Trans­porta­tion is made up of:

Pam Lem­ing (Admin­is­tra­tive Assis­tant), Phil Sheveily (Mechan­ic), Tonya Kroft (Dis­patch­er), Tere­sa Gless­ner (Dis­patch­er); Bus Dri­vers: Jim Tudor, Lisa McClung, Tim Yeak­le, Shirley But­ler, Gail Ran­dle, Leslie Conaway, Cory Rolph, Kim­ber­ley Sla­gle, Hol­ly Burns, Leti­cia Buck­ler, Kathy Richard­son, Kourt­nee Work­ing, and Jeff Edwards (Direc­tor).

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