Face Coverings No Longer Mandatory for Xpress

The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority announces that face coverings are no longer mandatory for Xpress commuters effective April 18, 2022.

As of Monday, April 18, masks are optional for all Xpress employees, and customers. Employees and customers that wish to still wear masks may continue if they choose. This announcement follows the ruling of a U.S. district court judge on Monday, along with the Biden administration announcement that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the federal mandate requiring the public to wear masks while on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares. This also applies to travelers in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and seaports; train, bus and subway stations and any other areas that provide transportation.

Given the unexpected nature and timing of the federal announcement, please be patient with others who may not be aware that enforcement is no longer required. Xpress is in the process of updating bus header and onboard communication systems about the change to a mask optional policy.

ATL Xpress transit services is committed to doing its part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus while continuing to provide critical services to customers that rely on public transit.  The enhanced cleaning regimen for Xpress with a combination of daily cleaning of high touch areas using products promoted to eliminate 99,9 % of germs will continue.

For additional information visit www.XpressGA.com.  Customer service representatives will be available Monday – Friday from 5:30 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. at 844-XPRSSGA (977-7742) and riders may also sign up for alerts by texting XPRESS to 888777 for additional information.


The ATL is also encouraging Xpress commuters to continue to practice these preventive habits including:

  • • Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol content) and use it after you leave the bus if you don’t have access to water or soap right away.
  • • Clean your phone screen with an antibacterial wipe and wash your hands with soap and water after touching your phone.
  • • Don’t touch your face, whether you’re on or off Xpress. The CDC recommends avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, specifically.
  • • If you’re on a crowded bus and can’t physically step away, face your back towards the person coughing.
  • • Limit contact with high touch areas. If you decide to use a napkin or tissue to touch high touch areas, discard the tissue in an enclosed trash bin afterward.
  • • Sanitize your purse, bag or briefcase and keep it off the floor and other surfaces. This includes the bottom of the bag, especially if it sits on the floor any time during your travels.

Face Coverings No Longer Mandatory for Xpress Commuters Effective
April 18, 2022

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