Masks required and seating capacity to increase on transit

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, transit systems have been working diligently to get their passengers to their destinations safely. Codiac Transpo, Fredericton Transit, and Saint John Transit have collaborated to create a unified operational plan to respond to the increase in passenger demand while also ensuring the safety of passengers and employees. This plan addresses service level changes while meeting provincial COVID-19 requirements and was created in partnership with each municipality, transit system, and the respective Municipal Emergency Command Centres.

Effective Monday, June 29, 2020, the following operational changes will take effect on all three transit systems:

  • Masks will be required. Children under the age of two and those with medical conditions (as per the Chief Medical Officer of Health of New Brunswick) will be exempt.
  • Seating capacity will be increased to up to 50% regular capacity and seats will be marked accordingly.
  • Mask use will be monitored. Should passengers not comply with this new measure, there is a risk of increased service reductions. Should passengers comply, further service level increases are anticipated.
  • The two seats directly behind operators will remain blocked off. Passengers can expect appropriate distance between available seats and other passengers.
  • Passengers are encouraged to bring and use hand sanitizer.

Each transit system continues increased fleet sanitization to ensure the safety of passengers. Passengers are encouraged to verify their route schedule with their respective transit system and to ensure they are aware of specific measures as they relate to fare collection, entrance on buses, and other city-specific measures that differ among the three systems. 

Up-to-date schedules and service changes for each respective transit system can be found at: