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Safe and Healthy Tips for Riding Transit

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All bus seats are open. Masks still required on buses and at transit facilities.

Normal passenger capacity has resumed on all Community Transit bus routes, including ST Express bus routes operated by Community Transit, and DART paratransit services. The RideStore has lifted capacity restrictions and is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Customers can use Community Transit’s bus seat availability tool to check the capacity on their route.

Passengers still must wear masks on transit and at indoor transit facilities in compliance with the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandate. Passengers also must continue to maintain a six-foot distance from bus drivers, except when paying fare.


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Commitments to Health and Safety

APTA Task Force SealCommunity Transit joined six local partner agencies, transit agencies across the country, and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to commit to industry best practices for safe public transit in response to public concerns about riding transit during COVID-19 crisis.

The APTA Health & Safety Commitments Program supports four broad commitments:

  • Following public health guidelines from official sources.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting transit vehicles frequently, and requiring face coverings and other protections.
  • Keeping passengers informed and empowered to choose the safest times and routes to ride.
  • Putting health first by requiring riders and employees to avoid public transit if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel ill.

See Community Transit's health and safety commitments


Our response to your COVID-19 concerns

Our top priorities are to continue service to the public and to keep our employees healthy and safe. Thank you for partnering with us to help prevent the spread of illness. 

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Face coverings are mandatory.

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