Commuters and other travelers use the new NJ Transit entrance to Penn Station in New York on Monday, August 31, 2009. The National Transit Database reports that in 2014 NJ Transit trains broke down inconveniencing commuters four times the national average. The railroad under the direction of the governor has been diverting capital expenditures such as new equipment to fund the day to day operations of the railroad. (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images)

NEW RULES: NJ Transit Ordered To Cut Capacity + Customers Must Wear Masks

Just in, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order directing New Jersey Transit to cut capacity to 50 percent of their maximum. Trains, buses, light rail vehicles and para-transit vehicles in New Jersey are included in this order.

“Right now, for many of our essential workers’ public transit is how they get to work and we need to protect them during that trip,” Murphy said.

He also expanded the requirement of face coverings to all customers walking into restaurants to retrieve take out orders. This does not mean you need to have a medical grade mask, “There are any number of ways you can cover your mouth and nose with a bandana or homemade fabric covering,” Murphy said.

The executive order goes into effect starting Monday at 8 p.m.


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