Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, MTA has been proactive about the safety of our riders and our staff. Macon-Bibb County counts on us for service six days a week for a variety of activities — from doctor’s visits and grocery shopping to general errands and recreation.

The MTA teams takes that responsibility seriously. MTA was one of the first transit authorities in the nation to mandate masks and temperature checks for riders and staff. And we’ve never wavered — those rules have been in effect since mid-March and they’re not going away until COVID-19 does. So, thank you to our riders for your courtesy and cooperation. We appreciate you!Kudos to MTA staff for your frontline work during a dangerous time.

And a BIG SHOUTOUT to dispatch supervisor Jermaine Whisby for creating the terrific display signs on the front of the bus that trumpet MTA is serious about safety: NO MASK — NO SERVICE — WASH YOUR HANDS — SANITIZE REGULARLY.

We’re proud of the MTA team and appreciate Jermaine’s initiative. According to MTA senior vice-president Andy Stroud, “Jermaine is a team player. He’s proactive and hard working, always doing whatever he can to make the rider experience more efficient.”