DCTA to Require Passengers to Wear Face Coverings Starting July 1, 2020

DCTA Face Covering Requirement

All Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) passengers will be required to wear a face covering on all agency buses and trains during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020.


In partnership with local and regional partners, DCTA is recommending riders – just like agency employees – follow this new face-covering requirement to help combat the spread of illness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DCTA has properly evaluated and increased its safety measures to ensure the safety of passengers and agency staff.


For proper use, face coverings should cover both the mouth and nose. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides helpful information about wearing and making face coverings.



“We appreciate those who have already done their part to protect themselves and others while riding DCTA,” Raymond Suarez, DCTA CEO said. “Now, we ask that all passengers comply with our new face-covering requirement to help prevent the spread of illness.”


DCTA reserves the right to deny service to passengers who decide to not wear a mask while on the agency's transit system. Additionally, local cities that have passed a mask ordinance requirement have the authority to determine how to manage each violation.


For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166

Email: ahamilton@dcta.net

Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071

Email: klaird@dcta.net