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HART, PSTA stepping up cleaning efforts because of coronavirus

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Posted at 3:53 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 07:28:45-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority are ramping up cleaning efforts to help protect riders from coronavirus.

HART officials say commonly touched areas at all transit centers and offices are being sanitized. Custodians and attendants are also more frequently cleaning the fleet by wiping down hand rails, seat rails, steering wheels and fare boxes.

HART hasn’t seen a signifiant change in ridership so far. Officials say it is consistent with spring break. HART and TECO Line Streetcar service remains normal at this time, but HART is monitoring the situation.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority says cleaning crews have tripled their daily efforts to disinfect all transit vehicles, terminals and facilities. Crews are especially paying attention to areas that are touched often, like doors, windows and seats.

As of right now, PSTA says it will provide service on current routes until advised.

For more updates from PSTA, click here.

More information from HART can be found here.