Salina, Kansas – Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Zagster has made the difficult decision to suspend all bike rentals, including those in the KANcycle program operated by OCCK Transportation.
Locations impacted include 80 bikes at 16 rental stations in Salina, Minneapolis, Concordia, Belleville, Mankato, Beloit, Lincoln and Ellsworth.
It is understood that many riders use Zagster for essential functions like commuting to work or getting to stores for supplies, so this was not an easy decision that was made. However, at this time Zagster decided that it is necessary to prioritize the safety of their maintenance staff and other riders.
Zagster has created a FAQ page at https://www.zagster.com/covid-19-rider-faq to help answer any immediate questions riders may have.
Free fares are available for all other public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit and City of Abilene and will continue indefinitely.
CityGo buses are running 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with no peaks, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
For regional paratransit and the City of Abilene public transportation, non-essential subscription rides will be suspended. Essential rides, those trips to work, medical appointments and those for nutrition (groceries, etc.), will be booked no more than 24-48 hours in advance and scheduled based on the number of drivers fit for duty.
81 Connection will run the regular morning route (SB Link 1 & NB Link 1), but will only run the Salina-Belleville-Salina (NB Link 3 & SB Link 3) route in the afternoon, each day Monday through Friday.
Services levels will continue to be adjusted as the situation warrants.
For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit http://www.occk.com. For more information about OCCK Transportation, visit www.salinacitygo.com. Or, contact the OCCK Transportation Center at 785-826-1583. For information about KANcycle, visit http://www.kancycle.org.