Posted By support on August 14, 2020
Please find the following message from the Mission Bay Shuttle Team:
Good afternoon, MB Community,
We thought you’d like to know about this information just released by BART.
While everyone is still learning more about Coronavirus and how it’s transmitted, as we learn new information that relates to commuting to and from Mission Bay, we’ll pass it along.
For the foreseeable future, maintaining social distances and wearing masks are the most effective precautions in effect on transit systems, including the Shuttle.
These significantly lower the risk of transmission. With social distancing and masking, early research indicates that transit systems are NOT the cause of the virus spreading.
RELEASE DATE: 08/13/2020
The air you breathe while riding BART is filtered more effectively than that in the typical office or indoor setting like a grocery store or pharmacy, with an entire train car’s air being replaced about every 70 seconds.
Because the coronavirus spreads through droplets in the air when
a person coughs, sneezes or even just talks, air filtration is key to stopping
transmission. Wearing a mask is a first line of protection; BART’s Heating,
Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system provides another safety layer.
“The BART fleet’s ventilation systems provide passengers with about 4,000 cubic feet per minute of air per car, or about 50 air changes per hour, which is substantial when compared with other public spaces,” said Daniel Cheng, Senior Vehicle Systems Engineer. “All the air is filtered before entering the passenger area.”
For a copy of the full press release, which also details some pilot projects BART is exploring using new technology, visit www.bart.gov.
Please stay safe.
for MB Shuttle