RTD using touchless spray system to improve cleaning of trains, buses

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DENVER (KDVR) – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is using the EvaClean Protexus Backpack electrostatic sprayer to keep buses and light rail safe and sanitized.

According to the makers of this cleaner, the “touchless electrostatic technology ‘wraps around’ surfaces and objects in 360 degrees, providing three times more coverage in the same amount of time than traditional spray bottles, buckets and rags.” 

“They provide hospital-grade disinfection of our vehicles and facilities,” said Dan McClain, senior manager of safety and environmental at RTD. “Because of the static charge, it clings to everything in all places, even hidden spaces.”

“It takes about five minutes to clean a train,” said Tim Walker, manager of light rail vehicle maintenance. “Hand-wiping each train took up to 20 minutes, so this saves time and employees.” 

RTD has 16 new electrostatic sprayers: six in light rail operations, eight in bus operations and two in the facilities division.

Each train gets sprayed every day when it returns from service.

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