In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting the community, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) has donated more than 30,000 masks to local first responders and community members as part of their "B" Safe campaign.


The donation was announced at a "B" Safe campaign press conference, which was held at the CCRTA’s Staples Street Center. The event was attended by local leadership including Mayor Joe McComb, Nueces County Health Administrator Luis Wilmot, and various first response agencies. Representatives from organizations receiving donations were present to accept CCRTA’s mask contributions.


"Our goal through the ‘B’ Safe campaign and donation of more than 30,000 masks to first responders, is to help our community reduce the spread of COVID-19, and help flatten the curve. We are in this together," stated Jorge Cruz-Aedo, CCRTA Chief Executive Officer.


"We want our community members to know that the CCRTA is doing the best they can to give them a safe, clean ride to work, grocery store, the doctor, or wherever they need to go," said Eddie Martinez, CCRTA Board of Directors Chair.


CCRTA continues to emphasize reducing the spread of COVID-19 through physical and digital messaging. At least nine CCRTA buses will include bus wraps that emphasize the importance of facial masks. CCRTA has also donated advertising space to Nueces County to help share the message about wearing a mask.


Agencies Receiving Donations from CCRTA include:


* Corpus Christi Police Department


* Nueces County Sheriff’s Department


* Robstown Police Department


* Corpus Christi Fire Department


* CCISD Security


* Port Aransas Police Department


* Driscoll Police Department


* Nueces County Constable Precinct 1


* Nueces County Constable Precinct 2


* Nueces County Constable Precinct 3


* Nueces County Constable Precinct 4