ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Commuters who refuse to wear a mask on New York City subways, trains, and buses could be fined $50 starting Monday.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye said Thursday that the agency just needs to file emergency regulations with the secretary of state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that he worries about an influx of car traffic into New York City and that he hopes the penalty will help encourage New Yorkers to return to public transit by lowering the possibility of getting infected while using transit.
Officials say that the penalty will be enforced by MTA police, but that New York Police Department officers can also enforce it.
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