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CTDOT Announces End of Mask Mandate on Certain Public Transit Services in Connecticut

Today, April 20, 2022, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that there will no longer be a mask mandate on CTtransit, Hartford Line, and Shore Line East services and facilities in Connecticut. The decision to make masks optional is the result of the Transportation Security Administration ending enforcement of the mask mandate earlier this week following a ruling by a Federal judge in Florida.

“For the last two years, our transit operators have provided masks to the public and enforced mask mandates on public transit. Now that the federal mask mandate for public transit is no longer in effect, masking will no longer be enforced, but is still strongly encouraged per current CDC guidelines,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto.  

As public health directives evolve, CTDOT will respond accordingly and adhere to any future mandates or directives.

Residents are reminded that New Haven Line services in Connecticut are operated by Metro-North, and are adhering to orders consistent with New York State. Please visit new.mta.info for the most recent information on Metro-North mask requirements.

For information on mask requirements for other transit providers in Connecticut, residents are asked to visit their websites or call for the most recent updates.


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