The recommendation was announced April 7 to stay in line with recent guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to DCTA.
"While wearing face masks can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is still suggested passengers maintain 6 feet of distance whenever possible between other riders and DCTA bus and rail operators,” the agency stated in a news release.
DCTA has also taken extra precautions to ensure the safety and cleanliness of its buses, trains and cars.
“Along with daily cleanings, we are using a medical-grade disinfecting spray on all DCTA buses, trains and Downtown Denton Transit Center,” the agency stated. “Additional attention is being placed on high touch point areas, such as door handles, countertops and steering wheels, and we continue to evaluate our cleaning processes as needed.”
The agency has added a page to its website to keep employees and riders informed.