Face Coverings Required

Masks are still federally mandated on public transportation, and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Public Transportation Department (PTD) requires all riders to wear face coverings. Failure to comply may result in denial of boarding or removal.

A face covering must cover the rider's nose and mouth and can include bandanas and scarves. A face shield is not an acceptable face covering. Children under the age of two should not wear face coverings, as well as those with medical conditions preventing them from wearing masks. It may not be obvious to riders who is unable to wear a face covering, so we ask that riders be considerate of those without one.

For additional information regarding face coverings and the CDC's recommendations/requirements, click here.

Our Priorities

AnchorRIDES shares the community's concerns about COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of those in our community, including our riders and employees.

The Public Transportation Department is working hard to maintain a safe and clean environment while we continue to serve the public transportation needs in Anchorage.

What We Are Doing

Every night our cleaning crew thoroughly cleans and sprays the interior of every bus with disinfectant and the floors are cleaned with a bleach solution. They also use a bleach solution to wipe down high touch surfaces such as: handrails, fareboxes, seat backs, dash boards, and driver areas. Our bus operators will have access to PPE, including cloth face coverings and/or masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, and safety glasses.

Posters in the buses and at transit centers will have information on how riders can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 including tips for practicing social distancing while riding the bus. It is requ​ired that riders wear cloth face coverings that cover both the mouth and nose.

Rider Tips

AnchorRIDES is asking riders to take only necessary trips using public transportation.

Help us take part in flattening the curve by taking the following preventive measures.

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​Practice social distancing by keeping six feet between you and others. For transit riders, this means choosing a seat that gives you space from other riders whenever possible.​

​Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

​Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.​

Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease should avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated areas.