The Valley Transportation Authority is taking new steps to disinfect buses, light rail cars and stations to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Santa Clara County.
The agency’s response to concerns about surface transmission of coronavirus drew praise from regular riders and advocates alike.
“They are doing everything they can,” said transit activist Monica Mallon. “It is good that they are doing more surface cleaning and providing supplies and protective equipment to workers.”
Although those measures are precautionary, VTA officials emphasized the importance of doing everything possible to slow the spread of the virus, including raising public awareness about how riders can protect themselves and the community.
“It’s in everyone’s best interest that we do all we can with the resources we have to educate people and whatever else we can do to prevent the spread of COVID 19,” VTA spokesman Ken Blackstone said.
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