Regional Transit has expanded its no-smoking policy to include all of its bus stops and light rail stations. Previously, the policy only banned smoking from covered areas of stations and bus shelters.
The policy went into effect Feb. 1. The agency is installing “no smoking” signs in phases at bus stops and stations.
Officials said the expansion of no-smoking areas were done to reduce community exposure to second-hand smoke and tobacco-related health problems. The agency also hopes to reduce litter at stations. Officials said the agency has the authority to issue citations. Fines are $250.
Call The Bee’s Tony Bizjak, (916) 321-1059.