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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Masks are required on all @MTA subways & buses.
No rider has the right to endanger fellow riders by putting themselves above the law & refusing to wear a mask.
The vast majority of people are complying & I thank them.
For the handful who refuse, there will be a new $50 fine.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 10, 2020