The following is a quote from MTA Chief Innovation Officer Mark Dowd on the awarding by the Federal Transit Administration of a $600,000 grant to the MTA to examine how people move and how CoViD-19 travels throughout the metropolitan region by studying aerosol dispersion in transit.
Statement from Mark Dowd, MTA Chief Innovation Officer:
“This grant from the FTA is great news for the MTA, our customers, and our workers. We intend to use it to further our work around aerosols and bring together a team of public health and transportation experts to review studies and data, and provide recommendations that will help create additional layers of safety for New Yorkers during the pandemic.”
- This funding joins millions of dollars dedicated to related studies for the MTA by DOE, DHS, and EPA.
- The MTA has been a pioneer in the use of technology to fight the spread of aeresols in public transit, including using advanced filtration.