MCTS to require masks on buses beginning August 1
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Transit System riders and drivers will soon be required to wear masks.
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley signed the resolution on Tuesday, July 28. The order will go into effect on August 1.
MCTS buses will continue to be limited to 10 riders. All buses will have mask and hand sanitizer distributors along with new signs and announcements letting people know of the requirements.
Happening now: Milwaukee County Exec. @DavidCrowleyWI is signing a resolution requiring riders to wear masks on @RideMCTS buses. The buses will now have mask and hand sanitizer distributors. The order goes into effect on Saturday. @CBS58 pic.twitter.com/0N4U8rXVLs— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) July 28, 2020
MCTS leaders said they’ve seen around 30 percent of riders wearing masks and believe requiring face coverings will help keep everyone safe.
"We’re working together as hard as possible to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep Milwaukee County facilities safe, as well as the services safe for the employees and the public," Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley said. "We know that even during a pandemic, Milwaukee County residents still rely on MCTS buses for their essential travel needs."
On Tuesday, Crowley also signed a resolution calling on state lawmakers to implement a state-wide mask policy.