Entire Fleet Now Equipped with Commercial Grade Air Purification Units

December 30, 2021
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Air Purification System and Live Vehicle Occupancy Status Latest Safety Measures

ALBANY, NY (December 30, 2021) CDTA continues to take important steps to keep employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. All CDTA buses are now equipped with a commercial grade air purification system that uses Photohydroionization® Cell (PHI-Cell®) technology to clean the air. This technology along with normal, daily deep clean disinfectant procedures offers the highest quality of disinfectant for Operators and passengers.

The device is made by United Safety and Survivability Corporation and is called Active Air Purification. This type of technology has been used in the medical community for decades. According to United Safety, the device eliminates over 99% germs, microbes, viruses, bacteria and volatile organic compounds in the air and on surfaces, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Real-time occupancy data is now available on all fixed-route buses. Customers can check bus arrival times and view the vehicle capacity prior to boarding, with color-coded indicators: not crowded (blue), some crowding (yellow), or crowded (red). Customers can view this information on www.cdta.org.

Customers can access contactless payment options with the Navigator mobile application that offers a variety of fare products, real time schedule information and trip planning.

Protective barriers have been installed in the operator compartment since summer of 2020 on all buses. The barriers are designed to protect operators and improve the safety and security of the entire system. This equipment is used at transit systems throughout the country.

CDTA joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program,” the public transportation industry’s overarching pledge to passengers that public transit systems are taking all the necessary measures to operate safely as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CDTA will continue to follow the federal mask mandate, requiring masks to be worn on all vehicles, at all times, in order to keep customers, operators, and the public safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated service information and COVID-19 response can be found at www.cdta.org and our social media channels Facebook (@ridecdta), Twitter (@cdta), Instagram (@cdta), YouTube (CDTA).