ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is still requiring masks on its public transit. This comes after a federal judge in Florida struck down the national mask mandate for public transportation across the United States on Monday.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul held a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday in which she stressed mask-wearing in New York. Although the national mask mandate for public transportation was struck down, Hochul said the state mask mandate remains in effect for public transportation, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings.
CDTA serves Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer counties. You can read CDTA’s full statement below:
Though we were hopeful to lift the mask requirement, CDTA will continue to follow the state department of health guidance and Governor Hochul’s directive that requires face coverings to be worn while riding mass transit. We will continue to make masks available on all of our buses. As a reminder, the entire CDTA fleet is equipped with UV air purification systems that continually keep the air clean for employees and customers.Jaime Kazlo, CDTA Director of Corporate Communications