Both Metro and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention require riders to wear face masks on public transit (except for those with a medical excuse).
To make it easier for riders who may have forgotten or misplaced their masks, Metro will be installing more than 2,000 mask dispensers on board our trains and buses, Metro Micro vehicles and at Metro Rail stations. Five hundred dispensers are being installed this week and another 500 in the week to come.
The dispensers are manufactured by BYD and they will be replenished daily. While the masks are available for anyone who needs one, we kindly request that you only take one at a time.
The installation of dispensers is a top priority and our Operations team is working hard to install them as soon as they are received. Metro has also stepped up cleaning of buses and trains and is working to ensure adequate ventilation on its vehicles.
Looks like the installation of mask dispensers on Metro buses have begun 😷 courtesy of BYD?? pic.twitter.com/WARmWFOIB9
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