Maskless transit riders in NYC will face $50 fines as officials crack down

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The MTA is done playing nice on its mask mandate. Transit officials on Wednesday announced a crackdown on riders who skirt a state rule that requires them to wear a mask while on transit. The new enforcement push begins Thursday, officials said. It comes more than a year after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Sept. 10, 2020, order mandating all commuters in New York wear face masks or else face a $50 fine. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Michael Cortez said the agency’s police department has issued just 41 summonses to subway, bus and commuter railroad riders who flouted t…

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