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May 18, 2021

Masks Are Still Required for Everyone on Metro Transit

Masks or face coverings continue to be required for everyone when riding on MetroBus, MetroLink or Metro Call-A-Ride services, and while at Metro Transit Centers and on MetroLink station platforms. Masks are required for individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and those who are not vaccinated. Metro Transit’s mask policy, which was established in May 2020, remains in effect to protect passengers and team members while they are on the transit system, and to comply with the federal face mask requirement from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The TSA established a face mask requirement on February 1, 2021, for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the country, including public transit systems. Metro Transit will continue to comply with this federal policy, which is currently in effect until September 13, 2021.

“While we’re excited to see the CDC and local leaders adjust mask guidelines as the region and the country continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must continue requiring masks on Metro Transit,” said Taulby Roach, President & CEO of Bi-State Development. “This policy continues to be important in protecting our customers and our team members when they are near others while on a bus, or on a train, or waiting at a MetroLink platform. We will work with our federal partners to determine when these guidelines may change, but for now, we are asking everyone, whether you have or have not received the vaccine, to please mask up when you ride Metro Transit.”

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes more 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 68 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 123 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.