DART News Release
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May 1, 2020
DART Continues Focus on Cleaning as Riders Return to Work
Keeping the recommended six feet apart to maintain physical distance from others to help stop the spread of a virus is challenging for any mass transit agency, including Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).
On weekends, when ridership is reduced, DART light rail vehicles are sanitized with Halosil Foggers that use a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning solution with antimicrobial silver ions to sanitize and disinfect each train ensuring all surfaces are cleaned.
DART BUS VEHICLES
DART buses receive cleanings nightly with a focus on high touch areas. High touch surface areas are cleaned with an EPA approved cleaning agent. High touch surfaces include handrails, door buttons, and grab rails.
DART buses are also cleaned on a rotating basis with the Halosil Foggers that use a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning solution with antimicrobial silver ions to sanitize and disinfect.
Over 70% of DART buses are equipped with SanUVAire Breathe Safe Germicidal UV Systems that utilize ultraviolet germicidal irradiation technology to kill viruses as air is recirculated throughout the bus.
All DART vehicles are cleaned with products identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as successful in killing the coronavirus, as well as influenza, rhinovirus, norovirus, salmonella, staphylococcus, and e-coli.
Finally, DART continues to enforce procedures to isolate vehicles and areas that have been exposed to unsanitary and unhygienic situations. This includes removing vehicles from service that have been exposed to biohazard situations from passengers.
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