A federal judge in Florida on Monday vacated the Biden administration’s

national Covid mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation

ruling that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had overstepped its authority.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa said

the CDC had failed to adequately explain its reasons for the mandate

and did not allow public comment in violation of federal procedures for issuing new rules.

Mizelle was appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2020.

The Transportation Security Administration will not enforce the mask mandate on public transportation after the court’s ruling

a Biden administration official said

However, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks on public transit, the official said.