COVID-19 Situation Statement
As the country continues to battle for control over the COVID-19 virus, Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton, Inc. (CTWSI) and the other 21 public transportation units in the state are dedicated to provide safe and affordable transportation while working diligently to keep staff and riders safe from this virus.
Every location is handling circumstances and situations to the best of their abilities with one thing in mind – SAFETY.
CTWSI asks all users of the transit system to refrain from using our service if they have a cough, have a fever or are experiencing shortness of breath. If they answer yes to these symptoms, we will ask the rider to seek other modes of transportation. Our goal is to continue to transport as many people who need the rides to their desired destination without posing a health threat to other riders and/or drivers.
Our staff is busy cleaning/spraying down the seats, handles and hard surfaces within the buses and vans at the end of each shift. Most vehicles are equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers for use by the passengers and drivers. We are also doing deep cleaning within the confines of our transit facilities.
Drivers, dispatchers and members of the administrative team – are being asked to stay home if they are sick for any reason and seek medical attention as needed.
All employees are required to practice good hygiene at home and on duty. This includes frequent and thorough washing of hands for a minimum of 20 seconds, use of hand sanitizer as needed and to clean hard surfaces and equipment in the respective offices.
Changes and updates are occurring often so be prepared. As always feel free to call your local transit provider number for details.
Watertown office 605-882-5287
Sisseton office 605-698-7511
Faulkton office 605-228-7938
Redfield office 605-472-1552
Groton office 605-397-8661
Click here for the Salvation Army’s Facebook page for the latest information
For an informational map on the numbers and locations of confirmed cases from ABC – click here.
For the latest updates in Watertown, see the COVID-19 Facebook page – click here.
For information on the situation in SD Department of Health – click here
For information on the situation in the United States from the CDC – click here
For information on the situation globally from the WHO – click here
Starting Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Watertown location of Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton Inc. will begin operating a scheduled route for patrons wishing to travel to and from the Watertown Walmart store and other businesses in the same vicinity. This schedule applies to Saturday trips only.
Patrons using the transit to go to and from work in this area will still be allowed to use custom times if needed to reach their destination.
Riders wishing to travel to Walmart and other businesses in the vicinity will need to book their reservations at the following times:
- 8:00 am
- 10:00 am
- 12:30 pm
- 2:00 pm
Riders wishing to travel from Walmart need to schedule their pickup from the Grocery entrance of Walmart at the following times:
- 10:15 am
- 12:45 pm
- 2:15 pm
- 3:30 pm
Team Mate Wanted
Do you like helping people? Do you like driving? Are you looking for part-time work? Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton Inc. is looking for the right person to fill a part-time driver position. This person would be neat and clean in appearance, have a safe driving record, have a positive attitude and willing to perform duties in all kinds of weather. Pay begins at $11/hr without CDL or $12/hr with a CDL and passenger endorsement. On the job training is available to obtain your CDL with passenger endorsement. For more information or to pick up an application, stop by our office at 205 1st Ave NE – or click here.
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Payment & Fares
Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton Inc. fares are very affordable! Tokens may be purchased in advance or pay cash when you board. Learn more here.