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MDOT announces masks now optional at BWI Marshall Airport, on MTA Transit Systems

HANOVER, MD—The Transportation Security Administration has rescinded the security directives requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs that were scheduled to take effect on Tuesday.

Effective immediately, masks are now optional in the terminal and on flights arriving and departing from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Masks also are now optional on all Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration buses, trains, and mobility vehicles.

Uber has also lifted the masking requirement for drivers and passengers.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle this week ruled that the federal mask mandate on planes, trains, buses and other modes of public transportation is “unlawful.”

Mizelle wrote in a summary filed on Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had exceeded its authority and failed to follow proper rulemaking procedures.

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