MTA unveils new air filtration system to keep Metro-North trains free of coronavirus
Metro-North Railroad has unveiled a new system designed to keep coronavirus out of its train cars.
The MTA says the three-part filtration system kills not only COVID-19, but most viruses including the common cold and flu.
The technology has been installed on two trains as a pilot program.
Officials say the railroad is doing all it can to get hesitant riders back on the trains.
"Our job is to try get people back into the system and convince them that we're doing everything that we can to keep them safe," said MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi.
The MTA hopes to install the technology on all Metro-North trains and New York subways beginning in January.