Federal Face Mask Requirement on Public Transportation Remains in Place

The county’s Department of Transportation is reminding residents that while the county has lifted its mask mandate for most public indoor facilities, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirement for face coverings on all public transportation remains in place until at least January 18, 2022, and pertains to all forms of public transportation in the county.

“All passengers are required to wear face coverings when traveling by public transportation,” reads a county press release. “The regulation covers Montgomery County Ride On buses, Ride On extRa, Flex, Flash, Metrobus, Metrorail, taxis and on-demand car services. Riders must wear a face covering for the entire duration of their trip.”

All MCDOT buses have a supply of face coverings for those who cannot provide their own. In addition, Ride On services remain free to passengers after the County Council approved a resolution extending the Ride On fare holiday through Jan. 1, 2022.

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