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Anchorage to limit bus riders to 9 at a time as part of coronavirus response

People wait for a public bus on 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

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Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced Wednesday that People Mover bus ridership will be limited to nine passengers at a time.

The restriction is part of ongoing regulations to limit the spread of the coronavirus and enable social distancing.

“Public transportation is essential for many residents. We are working to provide the service in a way that’s safe for transit riders and operators,” Berkowitz said in a statement.

Additionally, the city is suspending bus fares to limit drivers’ exposure to the fare box and to ease the financial burden on riders.

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