MTA announces increased mask enforcement
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Wednesday that it is ramping up mask enforcement throughout the transit system.
Officials say riders failing to comply will be more likely to face the $50 fine implemented in 2020.
"In a post COVID transit system, wearing a mask is the ultimate sign of respect. It shows your commitment to not only protecting your own health, but that of our fellow riders and our other workers. Aside from that, it is required by state law," says Joseph McGrann, chief of MTA Police Department.
The MTA will be partnering with the NYPD to increase subway and bus enforcement.