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COVID-19 has changed aspects of every industry, especially the public transportation industry. Public transportation unfortunately makes it hard for passengers to avoid contracting the virus and spreading it to friends and family. Often times people rely on it as their sole form of transportation to and from work, so they have no choice but to use it despite the looming virus.
Keeping Employees and Customers Safe
To combat the spread of the virus, transport providers have adopted new cleaning habits to work toward diminishing the financial impacts they’ve already received and expect to come. Checklists that include disinfecting high contact surfaces, dusting, vacuuming, diligently taking out the trash, cleaning air vents and spot cleaning have been implemented in most public transportation sectors.
The industry has also recommended that those doing the cleaning are highly trained. When it comes to PPE it is required that those who are in close contact with passengers wear masks and gloves and stay six feet away from all people. After cleaning staff are required to put gloves in a bag that can be tied shut and disposed of, further preventing the spread of the virus. Keeping these germs contained is one of the best ways to keep them from spreading.
New York City’s subway system has taken one of the biggest hits and is now disinfecting every part of the subway system including turnstiles, handrails, every 72 hours. With an estimated 4.3 million people on the subway system, it is clear why consistent disinfection is needed. In Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, buses and trains are disinfected daily. The American Public Transport Association (APTA) released guidelines on disinfection and COVID-19. The guidelines included barriers for ticket sellers, infection prevention training, PPE requirements, cleaning, social distancing and how to control ventilation to slow the spread of the virus.
Rideshare services are booming with 36 million users and 2.6 million drivers. This service is one place where germs can be easily transmitted, and these companies are recommending passengers make sure that traveling is completely necessary before booking a ride. Companies like Lyft and Uber are also providing hand sanitizer and masks to their drivers to help keep them safe.
Preventing the spread of germs
With the time of pandemic and increased infection that we currently live in, it’s easy to see why it is of utmost importance for the public transportation industry to follow strict disinfection protocols. People rely on public transportation just as much as the public transportation system relies on people to actual use the transportation, so it is incredibly important that they continue their new disinfection protocols.
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