As our region responds to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), King County Metro temporarily ceased in-person fare enforcement inspections during the crisis response. Fares are still required, and passengers are still expected to pay or to tap their ORCA card.
Guided by the recommendations of Public Health – Seattle & King County related to social distancing, suspending fare enforcement will limit hand-to-hand, close interactions between fare enforcement officers and passengers, protecting their health and – by extension – the health of our community.
Fare enforcement officers will continue to be onboard coaches and visible on Metro’s system to deliver safety support, assist customers and operators, and provide information or directions to those who need help finding resources.
For the latest information on how King County Metro is responding to novel coronavirus, please see our Metro Matters blog posts, our Twitter page, and our Facebook page.
yeah like they say above, forget the homeless bums! YEAH!
This is a terrible idea. Can you imagine all the sick homeless people are going to be riding and sleeping on the trains and buses? counter productive to virus spreading!
This is a terrible idea. Do you know how many sick homeless people are going to jump on light rail and buses to sleep and spread the virus?
This is so counter productive to stopping the spread of the virus. I may stop riding public transportation.
R u serious just because they are homeless don’t mean they have the virus seriously grow up we all are at risk it’s people like u are the reason homeless (which I am) get treated wrongly I pray you never end up out here
Fare enforcement causes more harm than benefit to everyone involved, and to our society. It needs to end.
Why not ban it forever?
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