NYC’s MTA Launches Anti-Virus Sanitization Program

NBC New York reports:

The MTA is stepping up its cleaning efforts in order to ensure that the novel coronavirus does not get spread on NYC’s public transportation. Transit workers will disinfect subway turnstiles, station handrails, MetroCard and ticket vending machines daily and other frequently used parts of the system, according to a statement from Transport Workers Union President Tony Utano.

The deep clean extends to Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Access-A-Ride services as well. In addition to the daily cleaning, the MTA says its full fleet of subway trains and buses will undergo sanitization every 72 hours. The enhanced cleaning regimens include all 472 subway stations, 21 Staten Island Railway stations, 124 LIRR terminals and stations, and 101 Metro-North stations.