Madison Metro Transit has announced that starting on Tuesday, March 24, it will waive fares due to the coronavirus emergency.

The city of Madison said in a press release that Metro Transit continues to play critical function providing transportation for employees of essential services, including hospital workers, grocery providers, and others and that for many in the community, Metro Transit is the only way to access food, medical appointments, and pharmacies.

Madison Metro also announced that effective Tuesday, March 24, customers will be asked to board and exit buses using the rear doors. This new required practice will continue until April 20 or until such other date as may be determined to address the COVID-19 medical emergency.  Disabled customers in wheelchairs will continue to board at the front of buses. Customers are asked to maintain social distancing and leave at least 6 feet of distance from the driver. Fares will not be collected.