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Tyler Transit

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The mission of Tyler Transit is to provide customers with safe, friendly and reliable public transportation services.

Tyler Transit's DBE Goal is 0.01%. Click here for more information concerning the DBE.

Tyler Transit will be closed on September 7, 2020 in observance of the holiday.

UPDATES: 07/01/2020

COVID-19 Reopening Transit PHASE III: Tyler Transit will begin operating full service beginning 07/06/2020 with fare collection beginning on 07/13/2020. Any questions or concerns shall be routed to 903-533-8057.

What You Need to Know to Ride the Bus

By order of the Governor of the State of Texas Greg Abbott to slow the spread of COVID-19 Tyler Transit is requiring all passengers to wear a face covering. There will be no more than 16 passengers on each Tyler Transit bus at all times. If the bus is full, you will need to wait for the next bus.   

Tyler Transit encourages all passengers to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy during this cold and flu season, particularly given the recent incidents of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, reported in the United States.

We ask riders to limit travel to essential trips only. 

We will update this page as conditions change that affect riding public transit in Tyler.

Recommended Protection While Riding

When riding the bus, Tyler Transit suggests riders follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce the exposure and spread of the coronavirus, including:

  • Keeping six-feet away from other individuals (social distancing).
  • Avoid close contact with people who may be or are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick or are having adverse symptoms.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.”

Essential Trips: 

Passengers are asked to limit their travel to trips that support essential activities and to get to employment in essential business services as defined by Gov. Abbott

These include:

Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family or household members and pets, such as groceries, food and supplies for household consumption and use, supplies and equipment needed to work from home, and products necessary to maintain safety, sanitation and essential maintenance of the home or

Engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family, household members and pets, including things such as seeking medical or behavioral health or emergency services and obtaining medical supplies or

Caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household or residence, and to transport a family member, friend or their pet for essential health and safety activities, and to obtain necessary supplies and

Employment in essential business services means an essential employee performing work for an essential business as identified in the “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” list.

Customer Service Lobby:

Effective Immediately Customer Service lobby at 210 E Oakwood will be secured but staff are available to answer questions. During the securement, Customer Service staff will be available by calling 903-533-8057 during normal business hours.

Vehicle Disinfection:

Tyler Transit has implemented increased daily disinfection procedures in all of its vehicles using disinfectants.

We appreciate you working with us and ask you to consider limiting non-essential trips and, most importantly, to stay home when sick or having adverse symptoms.

Source: CDC website:

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