RTC to install new air filter technology on buses by end of year

Posted at 9:08 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 12:26:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has announced they'll be installing new technology for cleaning and safety measures on RTC buses and vehicles. They hope to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19 for their riders.

Some people have reached out to 13 Action News, concerned about conditions on the buses. According to RTC, they're doing everything they can to keep all their riders safe and healthy.

"We're doing everything we can to build back confidence in our ridership, but the economy was hit quite severely," says Francis Julien, the deputy CEO with the RTC.

The RTC has been working on new technology and better safety measures. One of the new features is called air Ion filters, which will be installed on all RTC vehicles to kill germs and viruses.

"If somebody was to have an infection, and was breathing, the particles would be neutralized to make sure we're not spreading the virus," says Julien.

They've also been updating their smartphone app so users will be able to see the passenger counts in real-time.