Masks still required for users of public transportation
By The Star Staff
Puerto Rico Integrated Transportation Authority (ATI by its Spanish initials) Deputy Executive Director Jorge Droz Yapur announced on Wednesday that the use of a mask will be required for all passengers who use the public transportation system in Puerto Rico.
The determination -- which will be valid until March 18 -- will apply to the Urban Train, the Metropolitan Bus Authority and the Maritime Transport Authority.
“The transportation system in Puerto Rico is governed by the standards of the federal government; therefore, any passenger who uses any of the transportation services, in order to move from one place to another, must continue to use the mask as required, as has been the case so far,” Droz Yapur said in a written statement.
The official noted that federal regulations established by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) require all passengers to wear a mask in any transportation system and its facilities.
Droz Yapur also reiterated that “although as of tomorrow, Thursday, the use of the mask will not be required, as established by the Department of Health, that determination will not apply to the transportation systems grouped under the ATI in Puerto Rico, for as long as the federal government authorizes it.”
“At ATI, we continue to work to provide the best service to all our passengers, and we encourage you to pay attention to our official communications so that you are aware of our operations, services, schedules and any other changes in the system regulations,” he said.