MCTS Coats Air Filters With COVID-19 Fighting Spray
County Executive David Crowley hopes treatment will provide more security for bus riders
As life starts to go back to normal, and more riders return to Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses, the system wants its passengers to know all COVID-19 safety precautions that have been taken to make the buses safe.
On Monday, the transit system previewed a new coating being applied to air filtration systems on the buses that officials say can assist the prevention of spreading airborne viruses — like COVID-19 — on buses.
“We wanted to let the public know that our Milwaukee County Transit System drivers and our mechanics are doing everything they can to keep the public safe,” he said.
The transit system has been using the filter coating for several months, and nearly the entire fleet has received an initial treatment, according to MCTS.
MCTS has implemented a number of policies and protocols aimed at making the buses safe to ride during a pandemic.
There is still a 20 person passenger limit per bus, mask wearing is required, free mask and hand sanitizer dispensers are available onboard, contactless payment is being encouraged, entrance and exits are still on different ends of the bus and buses are receiving an extra daily disinfection process.
While MCTS is taking all these precautions to make the buses safe, Crowley said the best way to beat the pandemic and ensure the safety of everyone is for more residents to seek out vaccination.
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