COVID-19 Service Update
Calgary Transit Access (CTA) will be lifting the two passenger limit onboard our vehicles starting on August 1, 2020. This is possible because of the introduction of the new City of Calgary Bylaw 26M2020 which makes wearing a cloth face covering (mask) at all indoor public spaces and on all public vehicles mandatory. If you’d like to learn more about wearing a mask, please visit our safety page. We understand some of our customers may require an exception to the mask bylaw for medical reasons.
Exceptions to the Face Coverings Bylaw include:
- Children under two years of age
- People with underlying medical conditions or disabilities inhibiting their ability to wear a face covering
- People who are unable to place, use or remove a face covering safely without assistance
- People who are eating or drinking at a public premises that offers food or beverage services
- People engaging in an athletic or fitness activity
- People who are caregiving for or accompanying a person with a disability where wearing a face covering would hinder the accommodation of the person’s disability (for example, the ability to lip read)
- People who have temporarily removed their face covering where doing so is necessary to provide or receive a service (for example, a visit to the dentist)
We are continuing to ask customers to answer the below questions before booking a ride and to stay home if they are feeling sick.
Calgary Transit Access (CTA) is committed to maintaining our current service promise to our customers.
CTA is doing its part by ensuring we provide clean, well- sanitized vehicles and enforcing good hygiene practices amongst all our employees and partner agencies.
We will continue to work with our partner, Alberta Health Services (AHS) and follow their direction. AHS will provide direction should a further escalation require the use of Personal Protective Equipment to help protect our most at-risk customers.
However, in order to maintain this service, we are asking our customers to answer the following questions before booking a trip:
Q1. Are you experiencing flu-related symptoms such as a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing that are not related to a preexisting health condition or illness (such as seasonal allergies)?
|Yes / No|
Q2. Have you travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days?
|Yes / No|
|Q3. Have you contacted Health Link 811 to arrange formal testing or been medically directed to self-isolate or quarantine yourself?||Yes / No|
|Q4. Have you been confirmed positive for COVID-19?||Yes / No|
|Q5. Have you had close contact with someone who has been tested or has been confirmed positive for COVID-19, or have you been exposed to the virus during any other travel, being in a laboratory setting, living with or acting as a caregiver for someone who is ill?||Yes / No|
If you have answered “YES” to any of these questions, CTA recommends that you stay home or consider another mode of transportation. We are asking our customers who have travelled recently to stop using our service for a minimum of 14 days from the date they returned home.
If you have answered “NO” to questions 1-5, you can continue booking your trip.
We understand this is a challenging time and we appreciate your help as the COVID-19 situation develops.
We are asking all of our customers to cover their cough, wash their hands frequently and to stay home if they feel sick. You can learn more by visiting the Calgary Emergency Management Agency’s (CEMA) page about COVID-19 or going online to the World Health Organization (WHO) for tips on how to manage during this event.
Every year, Calgary Transit Access provides over one million trips to nearly 15,000 Calgarians that cannot use Calgary Transit services due to a disability. We work with our customers to determine eligibility, book trips and coordinate their pickup and drop off.
We deliver safe, responsive and courteous public transportation services through partnerships with various service providers. So no matter which provider you ride with, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience using our service.
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Calgary Transit’s entire fleet is accessible for people with different levels of mobility. Our CTrains and buses are equipped with ramps that can be lowered to make it easier for customers with mobility issues to board. Learn more.
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