COVID-19/Coronavirus

CoronavirusThe City of Pocatello is actively monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation and working with health experts.  Additionally, the City has organized a website (https://pocatello.us/773/COVID-19Coronavirus) which contains resources and information for the latest on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our riders, employees and community is our top priority.  PRT is prepared to implement additional measures, should the situation progress.

Service Updates

PRT is here to serve our community during these challenging times. We realize our service is vital to the community and many people depend on us to get to where they need to go such as work, social services, medical appointments, etc. We take this responsibility very seriously and our goal throughout this situation is to maintain essential services as much as possible.

Due to Governor Little’s statewide stay-home order, public transit entities are only to provide or obtain essential services. With this directive, PRT has made the following service changes to specific routes. We are closely monitoring our ridership, which is currently down, and looking into potential service modifications, in addition to the changes below. Additionally, PRT’s urban and rural door-to-door services are operating at this time but may have limited availability due to demand. Please contact PRT’s door-to-door service line at 208-232-0111 for ride availability.

Route Service Area Service Cancellation/Modifications
D Pocatello/Chubbuck Cancelled effective 3/30/2020 until further notice with on-demand service available ONLY between the Idaho State University and PRT Transit Center corridor.
Call 208-234-2287 for more information.
F Pocatello/Chubbuck Cancelled effective 3/17/2020 until further notice.
G Pocatello/Chubbuck Cancelled effective 3/17/2020 until further notice.
H Pocatello/Chubbuck Cancelled effective 3/16/2020 until further notice.
I Pocatello/Chubbuck Cancelled effective 3/17/2020 until further notice.
J Pocatello/Chubbuck Cancelled effective 3/16/2020 until further notice.
Blackfoot Commuter Pocatello/Blackfoot Cancelled effective 3/26/2020 until further notice.

Additional disinfecting measures to keep you safe:

Despite the precautionary measures we are taking, we know there may be concerns about riding transit at this time. In addition to our regular daily cleaning, we have implemented additional disinfecting and social distancing measures to keep you safe, including:

  • Daily bus vehicle wipe down using a disinfectant.
  • Daily mopping of transit vehicle floors with a disinfectant.
  • Mid-day change out of vehicles for extra disinfectant cleaning.
  • With more people staying home, there is more space on buses for riders to socially distance while riding. We advise riders to be mindful of others and practicing social distancing on vehicles and at bus stops.

Things you can do to stay safe:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Disinfect shared surfaces and frequently touched objects.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you feel symptoms.

We will update this page with information specific to PRT’s preparations, as well as tips to keep everyone safe.

For more information please visit:

City of Pocatello: https://pocatello.us/773/COVID-19Coronavirus
Southeastern Idaho Public Health: https://www.siphidaho.org/coronavirus.php
State of Idaho: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html