Dallas Area Rapid Transit has installed 511 respiratory droplet shields throughout the bus fleet since mid-March to help protect operators and passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 plexiglass shields are made of high-impact plexiglass and are being installed between the operator and passengers.
DART began installing the shields as a safety measure to protect operators.
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The shields are in addition to enhanced cleaning procedures for both buses and trains to protect both passengers and bus operators.
Shields are currently available on 75% of the DART bus fleet, with the goal of full installation on the entire fleet of more than 600 buses before July 1.