Starting Monday, Sept. 14, riders who are not wearing a face covering can be hit with a $50 fine, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

The plan, unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has a twofold goal: reduce automobile congestion that’s once again choking the city, and boost ridership by convincing people mass transit is safe.

“New York City cannot deal with the vehicular traffic of everyone commuting by car and not taking public transportation,” said Cuomo.

“It’s really important that riders feel confident coming back to the system,” said Interim Transit Authority President Sarah Feinberg.