The Milwaukee County Transit System announced on Thursday that it was adjusting its passenger limit from 10 to 15.
The change is due to "high mask usage on buses" and other efforts used to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The limit change will go into effect on Aug. 14.
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"Just weeks ago, an estimated 30 percent of passengers wore masks or face coverings while on board. After MCTS implemented a new mask requirement and started offering free masks on buses on August 1, that rate increased to an estimated 85 percent and continues to rise each day. MCTS thanks its passengers for their cooperation," said the system in a press release.
Masks are free to customers while supplies last.
Passengers must enter buses from front door and exit through the rear door.