Casco Bay Island Transit District’s Board President has called a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors for Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 AM via conference call.
The purpose of the meeting is for the Board to consider a Motion to delegate temporary authority to the General Manager and the President of the Board to manage operations during the coronavirus pandemic to protect the health and safety of the District’s employees, riders, and islanders, and to continue to maintain service to and from the islands as much as possible.
Specifically, the Board will consider and act on the following proposed resolution to prepare for any future emergency responses necessitated by the evolving COVID-19 outbreak:
RESOLVED: To protect the health and safety of Casco Bay Island Transit District employees, riders, and islanders, and to continue to provide as much service to and from the islands as possible, the General Manager of the District and the President of the Board jointly are authorized to make any such temporary changes to the sailing schedule, hours of operation of the terminal, staffing levels, and the collection of fares, including but not limited to, temporary reduction, restructuring, or suspension of service and temporary reduction in terminal hours (including closing) as they deem reasonable and appropriate in response to the coronavirus pandemic; provided that temporary suspension of service shall occur only in the event there is insufficient crew available to meet required Coast Guard regulations and provided further that the public shall be provided as much notice as possible of any change in service. This delegation authority shall continue until the next Board meeting.
Members of the public will not be able to participate directly in the call but are encouraged to send comments to moc.s1709348727enily1709348727abocs1709348727ac@tn1709348727emmoc1709348727. All comments received before 6:30 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2020, will be shared with the Board prior to their consideration of the resolution. Notice of any Board action will be provided on our website later that day. We will continue to provide updates related to COVID-19 and our operations here on our website.