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The Rapid adding air purification systems to buses

Rapid Silver Line bus

Bus riders in Grand Rapids will have cleaner air to breathe while traveling. The Rapid has installed new active air purification systems on its buses.

The Rapid contracted with United Safety & Survivability Corporation to install Active Air Purification systems on its bus fleet. Officials say the Active Air Purification systems add another layer of safety, giving customers peace of mind by constantly and effectively eliminating more than 99% of germs, viruses, and bacteria in the air and on surfaces.

A news release says the improved air purification protects against the spread of viruses and is effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Officials say new and returning customers can have confidence in riding The Rapid knowing that the air in its buses is constantly being purified.

Rapid CEO, Deb Prato said, “Safety is our highest priority for our customers and staff,” She adds, “The new Active Air Purification systems reduce the spread of illness and make traveling on our buses even safer. I considered this an essential investment for the well-being of our community and bus operators.”

The new air purification units were installed on nearly 70% of buses in The Rapid’s Fleet.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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