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Vallarta Buses Face Masks Required

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – If you live in Puerto Vallarta, and depend on public transportation to get you to where you need to go, you should be aware of the new health protocols that will be implemented this week on all local buses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Following the instructions of the municipal president, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, last week the head of the Roads & Highways Department, Everardo Rubio Ávalos, met with representatives of all of the public transportation companies that operate in Puerto Vallarta to communicate the reinforced preventive and hygienic measures that must be followed during the health contingency.

Rubio Ávalos explained that these more stringent measures include the mandatory wearing of face masks by all bus drivers and passengers, who must be seated at an acceptable distance from each other, following the municipal government’s recommendations and established protocols for reducing the risk of community contagion in Puerto Vallarta.

In addition, the number of buses that circulate the city during off peak hours will be reduced, along with the number of passengers allowed to board any of the local buses, which must be constantly cleaned and disinfected while in operation.

Among those representing the carriers at the meeting were Miguel Alcalá Ascencio, from Autotransportes Compostela; José Osvaldo Bernal Villaseñor, of Transportistas Unidos de Mismaloya; Guillermo Antonio Pérez, from Autotransportes Medina de Puerto Vallarta; Luis Alberto Romero Chávez, from UnibusPV Costa Pacífico; Ricardo Flores Tapia, of Transportes Medina; Salvador Beltrán Gómez, secretary of the Medina Autotransportes Council; Antonio Dueñas, from Transportes Compostela and Adrián Torres Ochoa, director of prepaid Smartbus ATM.

The official said that all of the transportation companies agreed to strengthen their COVID-19 prevention and hygiene measures following the city’s recommendations and protocols, adding that Municipal Transit supervisor, Jorge Luis Murillo González, will be monitoring them to ensure that they are in compliance.

Source: Municipal Government of Puerto Vallarta news bulletin translated and edited by Ricardo Acerco for BanderasNews.com.

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