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Revised passenger policy impacts utility carts/packages

The PARTA Board of Trustees has approved an updated passenger policy providing bus drivers the discretionary authority to determine if a personal utility cart is too big to be transported and limits the number of packages that can be carried onto vehicles by a single individual.


Carts and strollers are permitted if they are no greater than 30 inches tall, 18 inches deep, can easily negotiate vehicle entrances, and do not contain loads that exceed the capacity of the device. However, passengers are limited to only those items that can be boarded in a single trip. Multiple trips to load bags, carts, strollers, or cargo are not permitted. PARTA's full passenger policy can be viewed here.

Mask mandate extended for public transportation

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation through January 18, 2022.  The mandate covers all forms of public transportation including buses.

Riders must wear face masks while riding any bus or waiting inside bus shelters or transit centers.  Children under 2 and people with certain disabilities are exempt.  Masks are not required when waiting outside at a bus stop, in open-air areas. 

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