MARTA Installing Air Purification Systems at All Air-Conditioned Facilities

  • Source: Metro Magazine
  • Date: 08/14/2020

"The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) board awarded a contract for the installation of Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) filters into the existing air conditioning (AC) units at the authority’s office buildings, police precincts, bus garages, and railyard towers.

Two hundred nine AC units at 18 MARTA facilities will receive NPBI devices, including at headquarters, the Integrated Operations Center (IOC), and Brady Mobility Facility. The NPBI air-filtering devices eliminate airborne pathogens and deliver clean air without producing ozone or other harmful by-products.

“Several months ago, we convened a Return to New Normal Task Force to formulate a clear process for the successful return of teleworkers, office staff, and customers to MARTA’s new pandemic-conscious workplace and service. These filters are one part of the safety protocol we’ve developed,” said MARTA GM/CEO Jeffrey Parker. "Those employees who are able to continue productively working from home are encouraged to do so but we want to ensure that anyone who must work in or visit our facilities remains healthy.'"

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