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Between April 3, 2020 and July 31, 2021, King County Metro operated Transportation for Pandemic Response (TPR) - a separate program and transportation system to transport individuals who are confirmed or presumed carriers of COVID-19. This specialized service was a partnership between Public Health - Seattle & King County and King County Metro. 

This service utilized specially modified Access vehicles to service this unique situation. Access vehicles in service with TPR were removed from the Access Transportation program and retrofitted by Metro with a barrier that isolates the driver cabin. Operators and utility personnel volunteered to serve TPR and were removed from serving regular Access service. All cleaning and maintenance operations occured at a separate, dedicated operations base.

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