NY ALERT: MTA To Fine Riders $50 For Not Wearing Masks

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Riders who don’t wear face coverings on subways, buses and commuter rails will soon face a $50 fine, the MTA said Thursday.

The mandatory mask rule will apply to all riders on subways, buses, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road and will take effect on Monday, Sept. 14, MTA chairman Pat Foye said Thursday.

The MTA, at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s request, is filing a rule on an emergency basis with the New York secretary of state that will allow for the $50 fine, Foye said in a conference call with the governor.

“The rule will be effective immediately upon filing with the secretary of state on Monday,” Foye said.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Noch a fund raiser. Maybe the income should be budgeted to compensate for the wanton damage to businesses and property by the animal protesters.

  2. There is no mention of wearing the mask PROPERLY.

    Will someone wearing the mask on his arm get penalized?
    How about if the mask covers the mouth but not the nostrils?
    How about someone who wears the mask as a kippah?
    Oy! Such problems! Lawyers: get ready!

  3. Forget about the illegality for a moment, how could this be enforced if we aren’t required to walk around with ID?
    They would never require that we do walk around with ID because then their argument of not needing ID to vote would disappear!

  4. And the MTA is whining that they’re losing money since more than half the ridership are avoiding the subway since the beginning of the pandemic.
    So a fine of 50 bucks seems very financially fair….
    Someone needs to take a lesson in economics.