The Drive Towards Normalcy Means Making Public Transport Safer

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As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 challenge, one of the challenges is how to make public spaces safer.  That includes public transportation, which is used some 34 million times a day by Americans under normal circumstances.  During the pandemic, ridership has naturally slowed significantly, as people are working from home, and even many who are going to their workplaces are avoiding public transportation. 

 United Safety & Survivability Corporation is looking to help make public transportation safer and is ramping up availability of its active air purification technology.  The company’s air filtration system uses UV light and Photohydroionization technology to actively neutralize airborne pollutants – including COVID-19. 

The device can be installed directly into existing HVAC systems, or can be deployed as a standalone unit.   It has been widely tested for transit and rail operations, and can also be used in first responder and school bus markets.

“When COVID hit, we saw a massive impact on our public transportation sector.  We felt the need to focus our engineering on how we could help people safely return to their daily lives using public transportation.” 

Joe Mirabile, President & CEO of United Safety

The device creates low levels of naturally occurring hydroperoxides that are safe for passengers, but kill 99% of germs, microbes, viruses, and bacteria in the air and on surfaces.  Not only can it be an effective solution for protecting passengers and operators against COVID-19 and other viruses, but it increases air quality in general. 

The Green Bay Metro transit authority is one of the first to adopt the technology to increase safety on its city buses, not only for passengers, but for operators as well, who are constantly exposed in public.

The technology can also be installed on railways, in school buses, and emergency vehicles, to actively prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect commuters, students, and the first responders that put themselves at risk constantly to help others – including COVID-19 patients. If business and social activity is to start increasing, one of the keys is making sure public transportation systems are as safe as possible.  Adding the United Safety device to existing air circulation systems is a quick and easy way to instantly increase safety levels and promote safe travel.