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COVID-19 Response 

Your Safety is Our Priority | COVID-19 Update:

April 19, 2022 - At this time, the Federal Face Mask requirement has been lifted.


Currently, Masks are NOT required to board or ride ATA Bus vehicles.  

(The Directive below is no longer in effect and mask required signs are being removed from ATA Bus vehicles and stops. However, we do find it is important to leave this information available as we continue to move into the new and normal response.)

ATA Bus is continuing to stay up-to-date regarding the COVID-19 Virus.  As information becomes available we are prepared to meet the changing recommendations available in our operations and business during this unprecedented time. 

The safety, health and well-being of our employees, customers and community is a top priority for ATA Bus and we are implementing a number of proactive measures in response to COVID-19. 

In addition to our own safety measures, ATA Bus is subject to Security Directive “SD 1582/84-21-01A” issued by the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, requiring that face masks must be worn in and on public transportation. 

ATA Bus has posted this notice on social media and on all vehicles and stops.

Failure or refusal to comply with the face mask requirement set in place by Federal Law will result in denial of boarding or removal, and may result in penalties. 

To view the TSA’s latest press release, please click below:

What We’re Doing:

Currently, ATA Bus is running at full capacity but that is subject to change as new information and regulations are released. However, in an effort to provide the safest service possible during this time, ATA Bus does have some preventative measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19:​

  • Asking customers to follow social distancing of six feet when possible

  • Asking customers to not ride transit if they are sick

  • Requiring customers to wear face masks

  • Weekly deep-clean of all vehicles

How you can help:

We urge customers to follow The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s (CDC) recommendations:

  • Get a COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster if you are willing and able.

  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet between you and other people, including our operators and employees. 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash.  If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.

  • Use a face mask when in crowded areas.

  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well.


While riding with us, if you need to report any sanitation or cleaning issues, please call 785-537-6345.

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Contact Information

5815 Marlatt Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 537-6345

Toll Free: (877) 551-6345

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