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Pueblo transit requiring passengers to wear masks on buses

Posted at 9:43 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 00:08:43-04

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Transit is making a new modification for its riders, requiring them to wear a mask on the bus.

If a rider does not a have a mask, one will be provided according to PT.

"Public health is and safety is our number one concern," explained Operation Supervisor Nick Hinrichesen. "We are making sure we are able to social distance and get the ride that you need and trying to keep everybody as safe as we possibly can."

Pueblo Transit said they are allowed to make this change via federal law.

If they run out of mask, and a rider does not have one, drivers are allowed to refuse someone a ride.

Transit is also taking other precautions like disinfecting buses and eliminating passenger fares.