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Amtrak To Require Masks Starting Monday To Avoid Spread Of The Coronavirus

Customers will have to wear masks in stations, on trains and on Thruway buses. Amtrak is booking only half of each train's normal capacity, making it easier for passengers to sit farther apart.

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David Schaper is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, based in Chicago, primarily covering transportation and infrastructure, as well as breaking news in Chicago and the Midwest.