MBTA Announces Safety Precautions As Service Increases

DORCHESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Service on MBTA trains and buses is increasing during this week's wave of reopening in Massachusetts.

As allowed capacity will increase, the MBTA stated safety measures they are taking against COVID-19.

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced the "Ride Safer" program.

"We want customers to feel safe, we want customers to know they are safe on the MBTA," Poftak said. "We want to give them the information they need about social distancing where feasible."

Poftak also said masks would be available on a "limited basis" at key stations over the next couple of weeks as they continue their "aggressive" cleaning and disinfection protocol.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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(Mario Jarjour/WBZ NewsRadio)

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