The Point: Safety is top priority

The Riverside County Transportation Commission is taking actions to ensure continuity of service to the public and to protect the health and safety of its employees.

The Commission, which owns and operates the nine Metrolink stations in Riverside County, expanded its station cleaning efforts last week to a daily schedule, rather than every other day, which had been the previous cleaning schedule. Cleaning crews also began using a new federally approved disinfectant to sanitize frequently touched areas, such as ticket vending machines, railings, and elevator buttons. Hand sanitizer dispensers are being installed at each station this week.

“We recognize the growing concerns about the coronavirus and want all of our Metrolink riders and station users to be aware of the measures we are taking to help keep them safe and healthy,” said Commission Chair Ben J. Benoit, who also is a Wildomar City Council Member.

On board the trains, Metrolink is taking extra steps to protect against the spread of the virus. Learn more.

In addition, starting March 16, RCTC closed its offices to the public but is fully operational. Employees will be telecommuting to the maximum extent possible. To reach RCTC, call 951-787-7141, email, or use the Contact Us page of the website. Staff members will continue to be accessible through their email accounts.