Masks are no longer required on KU Buses

The TSA announced the discontinuation of the mask mandate on public transportation, effective April 18, 2022.

Enhanced Safety Practices on Buses

  • Protective barriers are in place for drivers.
  • Passengers will enter at the front of the bus, and exit through the back of the bus.
  • KU buses will be limited to 34 passengers at a time; passengers may only board a bus if it is below this capacity. Digital head signs will say “bus full” when 34 passengers are on board.
  • Certain windows will remain open to create air circulation for health and safety during COVID-19.
  • Drivers will participate in daily health checks before starting their shift.
  • Enhanced cleaning practices will be conducted daily, with HVAC intake and filter cleaning will be conducted weekly.
  • KU Transportation Services, Lawrence Transit System, and their operator, First Transit, may begin enforcing stricter passenger limits should they become necessary.
  • Bus schedules and additional information can be found at:

Enhanced Cleaning Practices on Buses

  • All drivers have canisters of wipes, gloves and hand sanitizer.
  • Use  of  GenEon mister daily to clean  rotating vehicles.   All the vehicles are sprayed nightly.
  • Use of the stabilized aqueous ozone solution to wipe down high- traffic areas during the day while the drivers are on route.
  • The Ozone 5 generator is used weekly for the added disinfecting and deodorizing.
  • The HVAC intakes and filters on all the vehicles are cleaned each Sunday.