AC Transit will resume collecting fares starting Monday, Oct. 19.
The transit agency stopped fare collection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also began rear-door boarding to promote social distancing on buses.
AC Transit is currently installing face mask and hand sanitizer dispensers onboard for the riders to use, and also protective barriers by the farebox area safeguarding operators and riders. All dispensers and protective shields are expected to be installed throughout the system by Friday, Oct. 16.
In addition to resuming fare collection, front-door boarding will also resume Friday, Oct. 16.