We've got you covered. As an essential service, Sound Transit is working to maintain a safe service and be a part of recovery efforts as our region continues to respond to COVID-19. Here are a few ways to keep yourself and others safe while riding. Sound Transit will continue to track ridership and increase bus and train services in order to meet demand and safety.
Masks are required
Wearing a mask is required when riding buses and trains and while waiting at the bus stop or station.
And we know, not everyone can wear a mask. Children under two or people with a disability that makes it hard to wear a face covering can still ride.
Learn more about the federal law and mask information from the Centers of Disease Control.
Other ways you can help
We're all in this together. Here are a few things we ask of riders:
- Maintain distance from fellow riders when possible.
- Travel during less busy times, if you can.
- Report unsanitary conditions, vandalism or anything else that makes you feel unsafe. Text or call ST Security: 206-398-5268.
- Wash hands frequently and don’t ride if you're sick.
Keeping you safe
Your health and safety are our priority. Here are a few things we're doing:
- Operators and security staff are wearing masks.
- We are cleaning buses and trains every day.
- We are quickly removing unsanitary trains from service.
Sound Transit's plan to keep you safe while keeping you moving
Sound Transit is taking the following steps to protect our passengers as they choose to return to transit, while we also continue to monitor industry best practices and explore ways to further address passenger needs as travel behavior changes.
Cleaning and disinfecting
Sound Transit is working closely with our operating partners on daily cleaning regimens to keep everyone who uses the system safe. You can find a breakdown of cleaning practices by mode on our blog.
Sound Transit's greatest asset is our employees, and they must remain healthy to continue to provide our passengers with service. We're supplying workers with personal protective equipment, or PPE, and supplies and offering COVID-19 testing to employees. Employees are also receiving COVID-19 safety training as they return to the workplace. Work areas are being disinfected frequently.
Providing rider safety information
Sound Transit continues to share safety education messages on our website, through station and onboard signage, Passenger Services, staff engaging with passengers in-person, social media, text alerts and our operating partners and rider communications.
Engaging employers and the community
As the pandemic evolves, Sound Transit is working with major employers and community groups throughout the Sound Transit district to better understand transit needs.
Sound Transit powers progress throughout the region. It is a key driver for regional economic recovery, providing thousands of living wage jobs while connecting more people to more places to make life better and create equitable opportunities for all.
Visit our System Expansion page for more information.