COLTS will enforce a federal mandate that requires masks on all public transportation vehicles and in transportation hubs until at least Sept. 13, 2021.
Passengers and drivers on all COLTS’ fixed route and shared ride vehicles are required to wear face coverings until at least Sept. 13, 2021, per a direct requirement of the Federal Transit Administration, or FTA. Additionally, masks or facial coverings must be worn at the Lackawanna Transit Center until at least Sept. 13, 2021. This includes people who are fully vaccinated.
Although Governor Wolf is lifting the masking order effective June 28, COLTS must comply with FTA mandates as a recipient of federal funding, or risk enforcement actions by FTA that could include loss of funding.
COLTS asks passengers to mask up prior to boarding COLTS’ buses and vans, and would like to thank the public in advance for its cooperation.