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Face Coverings Required on Transit Vehicles

January 20, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Monday January 4, Mayor and Council members approved new safety measures for transit. All passengers on Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Link will be required to wear a mask, shield or face covering. The use of the face coverings must comply with CDC guidelines and the City Ordinance.

By Proclamation of Mayor Regina Romero, all passengers are required to use a face covering or mask on all transit vehicles and at transit centers. Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Van and Sun Shuttle have the right to refuse a ride to passengers not wearing a mask or shield.

“Our riders rely on transit services daily, it’s important for riders to protect themselves and others from COVID-19,” said Sun Tran General Manager, Steve Spade. “We ask all riders to continue to do your part to make transit safe for everyone.”

Sun Tran has a limited supply of masks and shields at the Ronstadt and Laos Transit Centers. Customer Service Representatives are available in the information booths on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Face coverings must fit snuggly over the mouth and nose. Children 5 years old and younger are exempt.

Transit fares currently remain free to reduce direct contact between passengers and drivers. Drivers are provided with masks, gloves, and disinfectant spray to keep their work area clean throughout the day. The Ordinance also requires Sun Tran and Sun Van Operators to wear a mask, shield or face covering.

In addition to wearing face coverings, Passengers should also continue to practice social distancing whenever possible from other passengers, stand behind the double yellow line after boarding and to stay home if sick. See how full your bus is before you board or plan your trip with the new Sun Tran app, available now on iOS and Android devices.

For planning assistance or additional information, call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (TDD: 520-628-1565) or visit suntran.com.