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Posted on: May 14, 2021

DART: Face Mask Required on Public Transportation

The DART Rail Orange Line pulls into the Irving Convention Center station.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will adhere to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) policy that requires CDC-approved face masks be worn over the mouth and nose by passengers and operators at all times while on public transportation.

For the safety of passengers and employees, and in alignment with recent guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) continues to require a CDC-approved face mask be worn over the mouth and nose by passengers and operators at all times while on DART vehicles or properties, including buses, trains and paratransit vehicles, Trinity Railway Express trains, at DART stations, on platforms, in buildings and on-board the Dallas Streetcar.

Refusing to wear a mask, unless exempted or excluded under the CDC guidelines, is a violation of federal law. Failure to comply will result in denial of boarding or removal, and passengers may be subject to federal penalties.

Face masks and hand sanitizer dispensers are installed on all buses, light rail vehicles and Dallas streetcars, and these will continue to be available to all passengers.

If a DART passenger is concerned with someone not wearing a mask, they should contact DART Customer Service at (214) 979-1111, or use the "DART Say Something" app, available for free on the Apple Store or on Google Play.

Staying Safe While Riding DART

DART remains committed to doing everything possible to keep both patrons and employees safe through this pandemic. DART remains in close contact with local, state and national health authorities, including the Texas Department of State Health Services and the CDC. The agency encourages passengers who feel sick or are experiencing symptoms to stay home and avoid public places.

See the full DART statement
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