Are riders required to wear masks on the bus?
Yes. Local, state, and federal regulations require masks to be worn on the bus, as well as at our stops, shelters and stations. If you are not wearing a mask, we're not able to give you ride. Masks must cover your mouth and your nose.
Why is WTA running reduced service?
Our current level of service is what we're able to sustain, based on:
- The availability of bus drivers
- The availability of staff and supplies to keep our buses and facilities clean and safe
- Our capacity to add service on our busiest routes, to allow for more space per rider
When will WTA go back to charging fares?
We're not sure yet. We will give riders and the community plenty of advanced notice, when we're ready to begin charging fares again.
Has WTA had employees test positive for COVID-19?
Yes. Public Health officials do not report positive cases to employers. This information has been reported to us by our employees. Here are the number of employees who have reported positive tests for COVID-19 since March 2020:
Updated February 25, 2021. This will be updated as new information becomes available.
Employees who have tested positive are allowed to return to work 10 days after the onset of their symptoms. They must also be feeling better, and must have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without fever-suppressing medications. WTA works closely with the Health Department's Business Response Team (BRT) and follows BRT guidance.
How has COVID-19 impacted ridership, and WTA's capacity to continue offering service?
to read our 2020 Wrap Up.