By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA is enforcing mask use as more people use mass transit.

New York City Transit interim president Craig Cipriano handed out masks to subway riders at the 42nd Street-Times Square station Tuesday morning.

The MTA says it will be distributing tens of thousands of free pink masks throughout the system for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The agency says it has issued 31 summonses for mask non-compliance since Sept. 23.

CBSNewYork Team