AC Transit drops mask mandate

AC Transit providing free masks, hand sanitizer to riders
AC Transit bus at Richmond BART Station.

Starting today, AC Transit no longer requires that riders wear a mask on its buses.

BART is also allowing masks to be optional.

Transit agencies throughout the nation along with airports and airlines are dropping their mask policies after a Florida judge struck down the federal mask mandate for public transit.

Transit agenccies still strongly encourages mask wearing, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidance.

Dispensers at the entrances of each AC Transit bus will continue to offer complimentary, disposable face masks and hand sanitizer to riders.