The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ) stated that it will begin issuing $50 fines to people not wearing face coverings at its airports, Manhattan bus terminals, and subways in late October. The agency has been working “to make travelers aware of the health and safety protocols” amid the Covid-19 pandemic – but starting in Nov., travelers “could be liable for the new recommended fine of $50,” according to a news release.

The move follows a similar $50 fee that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the largest U.S. mass-transit system, began Sept. 14 for riders on subways, buses, and commuter-rail lines who declined to wear a mask.

The Port Authority operates John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, Stewart and Teterboro airports, plus two Manhattan bus terminals and the PATH subway system.

Source: Bloomberg