NORTH CAROLINA – Across the state, transit agencies across North Carolina are staying flexible as restrictions and orders change.

The Greensboro Transit Agency had to temporarily stop all services on Wednesday because of a lack of bus operators and supporting staff.

A GTA representative says an operator tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and that driver's not the first, one in the Triangle tested positive last month.

When GTA would not disclose the operator's name, all of its other operators and staff walked out.

GTA and SCAT buses are now providing limited service, like many others across North Carolina.

Some essential workers say that leaves them scrambling for transportation.

Agencies across the state are keeping a close on eye on ridership also.

GoTriangle is operating on Saturday-level service during the week, and Sunday-level on the weekends.

GoDurham started limiting bus capacity to 16 last week.

This has caused occasional overloads and GoDurham says it plans to add more routes where it needs them most and hire more bus operators.

Both GoTriangle and GoDurham also asked riders to start covering their faces on April 16.

In Charlotte, CATS is limiting capacity to 20 passengers per bus and encourages riders to wear a mask.

Operators also blocked off a number of seats and put lines on the ground to help people follow social distancing guidelines.

All CATS service is free until further notice, just like Wilmington's WAVE service and Greensboro Transit Authority.