In alignment with the Transportation Security Agency’s (TSA) extension of the transit mask requirement, the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will continue to require face coverings on all DCTA vehicles, at DCTA bus stops and train stations, and in the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC). Exemptions to the face mask requirement for travelers under the age of 2 years old and those with certain disabilities will continue.
Passengers will not be allowed on DCTA vehicles without a proper face covering. In addition, riders must wear a face covering for the entire duration of their trip and when waiting for their vehicle at bus stops and train stations. As supply is available, DCTA will offer a complimentary mask to those who do not have one. Passengers who refuse to wear a proper mask covering will be refused service on DCTA services until they comply with the federal mandate. Also, those who violate the federal mask mandate could face civil penalties.
According to the CDC, a proper face covering meets the below requirements:
- A properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth.
- Cloth masks should be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source).
- Mask should be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head. If gaiters are worn, they should have two layers of fabric or be folded to make two layers.
- Mask should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
- Mask should be a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.
We’re taking the necessary precautions to make sure our vehicles are safe and clean during COVID-19. In addition to the federal mask requirement, we also encourage passengers to maintain the recommended social distancing of six feet.
To learn more about what DCTA is doing to protect its passengers, visit RideDCTA.net/health.