The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced Tuesday it will begin providing free, disposable face masks to riders on a trial basis.
Dispensers will initially be installed on 200 buses, serving 20 routes. High-ridership routes including the No. 56 Milwaukee, No. 91 Austin and No. 77 Belmont were among those chosen for the pilot.
The dispensers will be set up at the front of buses where customers get on. If successful, the dispensers will be placed on all CTA buses, as well as rail stations.
Further information about the CTA’s precautions against COVID-19 is available at transitchicago.com/coronavirus/.