News Flash


Posted on: December 8, 2020

Pueblo Transit Moves to Reduced Route Schedule After Multiple Staff Exposed to COVID-19


PUEBLO – Pueblo Transit will move to its normal Saturday transit schedule, minus one mall route, until next Monday, December 14, 2020, due to COVID-19 impacting staffing levels.

Over the weekend, a transit operator, while awaiting COVID-19 test results, returned to work possibly exposing 2 other transit operators and 1 customer service representative. On Monday, Pueblo Transit was informed the operator did test positive and was sent home to isolate. The transit workers who were exposed have been sent home to monitor symptoms and quarantine for 14 days.

The driver was on the Red Creek route from 6:00 AM to 10 AM, Lake Route from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and University Route from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Friday; and the Mall route from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM and the University route from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM on Saturday.

At this time, Pueblo Transit believes the exposure risk to the public is very low due to the safety measures in place on busses. Pueblo Transit operators have no direct contact with riders. At the end of each shift, busses are cleaned and sanitized. High frequency contact points on each bus are sanitized between each hourly run. All Pueblo Transit rides have been fare free since October 22nd. Fareboxes have been closed off during this time, and tickets and transfers have not been printed, sold, or exchanged.

As of Monday morning, Pueblo Transit had 1 person still positive for COVID-19 and 5 others had recovered. These COVID-19 positives were unrelated and occurred at different times.

Pueblo Transit has 11 or 21 operators out of work due to various reasons due to paid time-off, sick or family leave. COVID-19 has only added additional stress for Transit to maintain staffing at normal levels. Pueblo Transit is doing its best to keep Puebloans moving around the city safely, but the public may continue to see changes in routes and operations due to COVID-19.

The City of Pueblo encourages anyone waiting on test results to stay home and restrict interactions until you are cleared to return to work.

Pueblo Transit will have 9 runs open through Saturday and they are: 

  • Eastside/Berkley- Beulah 
  • Irving/Bessemer •Mall (1 bus per hour, leaving downtown at :30 after every hour) 
  • Highland Park •Highway 50 •University 
  • Belmont 
  • Red Creek Springs 
  • Lake

Hours of operation have been reduced to 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. A full schedule of operations is available online at

CitiLift Paratransit Services are not affected.

Puebloans with questions should contact: Nick Hinrichsen, Operations Supervisor, at 719-553-2713, or

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home


Make Your Count Vote!

Posted on: October 13, 2021
Municipal elections

Notice of Election

Posted on: October 7, 2021
Hyper-Reach Logo

Emergency Notification Provider Selected

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Arkansas river clean up

River Clean-up

Posted on: September 29, 2021
city hall 1

City Ballot Candidates Finalized

Posted on: September 1, 2021
mask mandate

COVID-19 Mask Order

Posted on: August 27, 2021

Sales Tax Filing Notice

Posted on: June 2, 2021
Chris Noeller

Acting Chief of Police Announced

Posted on: April 23, 2021
Covid vaccine at walmart

Vaccinations at Walmart

Posted on: February 11, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Posted on: February 1, 2021
pueblo zoo

Be Heard! Pueblo Zoo Wants You!

Posted on: January 20, 2021

2021 State of the City

Posted on: January 13, 2021
Trail Closed

Arkansas River Trail Closure Notice

Posted on: December 15, 2020

A Message From The Mayor

Posted on: November 11, 2020

Bogus Job Postings

Posted on: July 17, 2018