Metro Transit funding for safety precautions

Legislation passed this week allows Metro Transit to use funds from the federal CARES Act for protection equipment for transit operators, safety training for operators, and frequent cleaning of transit vehicles. Funding for safety equipment may include physical barriers, personal protective equipment, and cleaning materials.

Metro Transit has recently increased the frequency of sanitizing transit vehicles, reduced the hours of operation, and limited the number of passengers in each vehicle. Public transit should only be used for essential travel. For additional information on Metro Transit guidelines and procedures, please visit their website.