Yellowknife is loosening capacity restrictions on its busses, to allow for more riders to be on board at a time, following an exemption granted by the Chief Public Health Officer
Capacity on Yellowknife’s busses was restricted due to COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines.
“The problem will help to alleviate the problem riders have encountered recently, being unable to board busses that were previously at capacity,” Michael Abbot, a municipal engineer with the city, said in a statement.
The statement specifically mentions students have been impacted by the capacity restrictions.
The statement adds the city cannot guarantee busses won’t fill-up to the new capacity limits on some routes.