(Cleveland, OH) - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has received the 2021 COVID-19 Gold Award for Heavy Rail Systems by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
RTA was the first transit system in the country to leverage Moonbeam3 UV technology to assist with disinfecting during the pandemic and now the transit system is receiving an award.
The 2021 COVID-19 Gold Award for Heavy Rail Systems by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) was presented at the 2021 APTA EXPO in Orlando, FL.
The Moonbeam3 is especially effective in cleaning high traffic areas, K-9 vehicles, and rooms with highly sensitive electronic equipment, all which are best served by a cleaning system that does not use liquids or sprays.
Prior to RTA's application of the technology, UV was typically reserved for hospitals and settings with electronic equipment
The Moonbeam3 continues to be used in response to an incident that requires a bus or train to be removed from service and disinfected immediately.
RTA cleaning crews use it alongside traditional cleaning procedures at bus districts, rail stations and in office spaces.
RTA purchased two of the Moonbeam3 units from Daylight Medical, a local manufacturer, who is now outfitting other transit systems throughout the U.S. with the new technology.
The 2021 APTA runs from Nov. 7 – 10, 2021.
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