But he said it will ultimately take a change in the general public’s attitude about masks to make them a more common sight on transit vehicles. He likened it to changing attitudes about seat belts.
“The perception and use of seat belts evolved over time,” Parker said. “We all remember piling into the back seat of our parents’ station wagons and not wearing seat belts. And we really changed the perception of seat belts.”
You can read more about the issue of masks on public transportation here.