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Metro Scouring 'Touch Surfaces'

Metro crews have started cleaning so called "touch surfaces" throughout its system to prevent riders and employees from getting the flu virus.

Crews are using "special hospital-grade disinfectant" to clean fareboxes, steering wheels, seats, back-of-seat handles, floor-to-ceiling and seat-to-ceiling poles, and overhead grab bars and handles, Metro says. Fare machines, fare gate targets and farecard slots in rail stations are also being wiped down with the disinfectant.

Metro uses the same disinfectant during the winter flu season, which has ended. More information on Metro's program is here.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  April 30, 2009; 6:27 PM ET
Categories:  Prevention  
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