Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has announced – effective immediately – that masks are optional on Metrorail, Metrobus, and MetroAccess for customers.
Masks also will be optional for Metro employees. This change comes as a result of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suspending enforcement, while the Biden Administration reviews a federal judge’s ruling, the agency said on Monday.
Metro is still encouraging its customers to make decisions that are in their best interests.
“Our mask mandate has been based on federal guidance. We will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds, but masks will be optional on Metro property until further notice.” – General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld.