Western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley Transit Authority recently installed CASPR Technologies’ environmental health products on its fleet of 189 buses, according to the agency's news release.
CASPR’s technology disinfects both air and surfaces, killing 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens (including COVID-19, influenza, MRSA, and more) – protecting both drivers and passengers on PVTA’s bus system.
The Western Massachusetts transit agency, which provided 6,079,333 rides in fiscal year 2022, chose CASPR Technologies to disinfect the air and surfaces on its buses using its CASPR Transit model.
PVTA installed the technology on all of its buses in its fleet in June. The unobtrusive units are installed in the front and the rear of all buses, and window decals with a QR code will be placed in the window near the front doors to provide passengers with information about the continuously working technology and how it works.
“CASPR’s technology gives our passengers more peace of mind knowing the air and surfaces inside the buses are continuously being disinfected,” said Brandy Pelletier, manager of marketing, advertising, and public relations at the PVTA. “We believe that since passengers can see CASPR Transit aboard our buses, that they will feel more confident in their choice to use public transportation.”
CASPR has been proven to destroy 99.96% of pathogens both in the air and on surfaces, according to the news release.
“Our technology was created to serve the medical industry,” said Dr. Christophe Suchy, CASPR CEO/CTO. “But we soon found it was just as effective in other industries, including public transportation, where it can not only disinfect the air and surfaces, but eliminate odors often found on buses and in trains.”
CASPR is also used in other transit systems in the U.S., including the Staten Island Ferry and the Long Island MacArthur Airport, as well as in other school districts’ bus systems.