AC Transit bus fare collection resumes October 19

AC Trasnit
Mark Prado

AC Transit will resume fare collection on Monday, October 19. Fare collection was suspended because of COVID-19.

AC Transit introduced multiple changes in the wake of COVID-19. They included rear-door boarding and no fare collection in order to facilitate social distancing and help protect the safety of riders and operators.  

In addition, AC Transit introduced the reNew Plan outlining the commitment to enhanced health and safety practices. These include the installation of face mask and hand sanitizer dispensers onboard. The agency has begun outfitting buses with a protective barrier to help safeguard operators and riders by the farebox area, and while the bus is in service.

The installation of the dispensers and protective shields is set to be completed by Friday, October 16. Following the upgrades, fare collection and front-door boarding resume on Monday, October 19, 2020. All rides on Tempo Line 1T are free through November 8.