implemented a new policy that expands the limited restrictions
that banned smoking from covered areas of an RT bus shelter and light
rail shelter to include the entire bus stop and light rail
Installation of “No Smoking” signage and
enforcement of the policy is complete and enforcement of RT's No
Smoking policy has started.
As a reminder, RT has authority to
prohibit smoking under
Penal Code Section 640(b)(3) and to issue citations to
individuals smoking in prohibited areas (an infraction
punishable by a fine of $250).
RT’s No Smoking policy is a key strategy
in reducing community exposure to second-hand smoke and
tobacco-related health problems.
For links and
free resources to help quit smoking, For free resources to help
quit smoking, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS