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Do You Need to Mask Up on Public Transit? It Depends on Where You Are

  • N.Y.’s MTA will keep mask requirement; Amtrak ends it
  • TSA stopped enforcing masking order after judge’s ruling
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Mask Mandates Dropped by Most Major U.S. Airlines on Court Ruling
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Some transit agencies across the U.S. are clambering to adjust their masking requirements, while others are keeping the rules in place after a federal judge struck down the mandate for such coverings on planes, trains and other modes of public transportation. 

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the largest mass-transit provider in the U.S., is still requiring masks despite the federal mandate being lifted, while Amtrak is removing its mask mandate for passengers and employees. In New Jersey, the transit system will no longer enforce a mask mandate in public transportation settings, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said in a tweet early Tuesday.