Are riders required to wear masks on the bus?
Yes. Governor Inslee has mandated that wearing a mask is required in all public places. This includes public transportation. Masks are required when you ride the bus, and on all WTA property.
Masks help us operate safely.
- Your mask protects others. Others wearing masks protects you.
- We can only provide service if we can operate safely.
- Wearing masks (along with washing hands, staying six feet apart, and staying home when you're sick) is one of the best tools we have to keep our buses safe.
- We know masks can be uncomfortable. Thank you for wearing one anyway.
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.