MBTA On Plans To Ensure Public Health As Reopening Continues

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA's COVID-19 response is called 'Ride Safer' and a big component of the response is keeping trains and buses clean.

Jim Silva is the Superintendent of Cleaning and Maintenance for the MBTA. In a video online, he spoke about the importance of cleanliness and the measures they are taking to be safe.

"The MBTA has hired an outside consulting firm to actually do some testing and provide guidance on what we should and shouldn't be doing," Silva said. "These chemicals are CDC approved, we're doing our best to protect our riders and workers to the best of our ability."

Riders must wear masks while riding buses and trains, as well as when they are inside the train station. The MBTA has also been installing hand sanitizer dispensers, knowing more people are going to work and some people will ride the MBTA to get to work.

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