LOS ANGELES — Some Southland transit services will require travelers to wear masks or face coverings while using their systems in an effort to protect customers from COVID-19.
Face coverings or masks must be worn by people traveling through Los Angeles International Airport, while riding on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus and train systems, on Amtrak trains and on the city of Los Angeles DASH, Cityride and Commuter Express buses.
“This new requirement will further complement Metro’s continuing efforts to keep all riders and employees safe,” said James Butts, mayor of Inglewood and MTA board chair.
Face coverings will not be required for some MTA riders, such as people with disabilities or with certain preexisting health conditions, including those with difficulty breathing.
Additionally, the MTA stated it will look for ways it can help riders obtain face coverings while protecting the agency’s own supply needed for employees.