Metro is here for your essential trips during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and LA’s path to recovery. We are running a modified service so that you can still get around when necessary.
Metro is committed to the safety and health of our riders and employees.
We are joining public transit agencies across the US to make every trip safer for transit riders by adopting best practices and official guidance. Metro is proud to display the Seal of Commitment to show its partnership with the American Public Transportation Association.
What we are doing to keep you safe
Deep cleaning and disinfecting
- Metro continues to clean buses and trains at least once daily with EPA-approved disinfectants and approved industry standards. We are keeping our cleaning procedures up-to-date as the situation evolves.
- Our cleaning priorities include high-contact surfaces, including handrails, elevator call buttons and TAP vending machines.
- Metro has strengthened its cleaning regimens at major transit hubs and Union Station.
- Some Metro buses have increased service to add capacity for essential travel on June 21, 2020 to help alleviate crowding and encourage riders to practice physical distancing as much as possible. Updated schedules can be seen here .
Face mask is required per federal law
- Wear a face mask over your mouth and nose during your entire trip.
More accurate data for trip planning
- We continue to provide bus and rail service to every community that is currently served by Metro.
- To get real-time bus info, download Metro’s official Transit App for smartphones.
- The Transit app provides information on the expected number of passengers on buses.
- We’re reminding riders to practice safety precautions when they ride. Each one of us can do our part to help keep Metro safer for everyone.
- To assist with social distancing, all Metro Bus riders must board and exit through rear doors only .
- The front door will remain available to wheelchair riders and those who need the wheelchair ramp.
- If you are using the bike rack, please let the bus operator know before exiting the bus — to give you time to get your bike off the rack at the front of the bus.
NOTE: While you are not expected to use the fare box or TAP validator at the front of the bus, please be in possession of fare during travel.
Employee health and safety
- We’re taking necessary health and safety precautions for our team members, especially those on the front line. Employees are provided with face masks and appropriate personal protective equipment.
What you can do
Wear a face mask
- Be sure to keep your mask over your nose and mouth during your entire ride on the bus or train, per federal law .
- Find out how to properly wear a face mask at the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention website.
- Remember to keep your mask over your mouth and nose while talking, and limit conversation whenever possible. The coronavirus can spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes and, even, talks in close proximity to others, experts advise.
Wash your hands
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water or hand sanitizer, one of the best safeguards against the COVID-19 virus.
- Look for hand sanitizer dispensers at major transit stops and stations that we have begun installing for riders.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue; avoid coughing into your hands.
Practice social distancing
- We ask riders to spread out whenever possible, allowing yourself six feet of physical distance from others.
- Please avoid riding Metro if you are feeling sick.
Essential trips only
In order to comply with the LA’s Safer-at-Home orders, travel is only allowed for essential activities, such as:
- To commute to work, particularly for essential roles
- To visit a doctor or veterinarian
- To get medication or medical supplies
- To buy groceries
- To provide care for minors, seniors and persons with disabilities or vulnerabilities
Metro partners with America's transit agencies
- Metro is committed to the best practices and policies outlined by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in an effort to inform our riders that they can use our system with confidence.
For the latest updates on Metro’s ongoing response to the public health emergency, go to our daily blog post at The Source .