BART to install denser filters onto its fleet to help mitigate COVID-19

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Even though BART's existing air filtration system was sufficient, BART has continued to look for even more ways to better improve air filters amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BART spokesperson Chris Filippi. While there is no set deadline as of press time, Filippi added that the process is gradual and will take place during each car’s scheduled maintenance.

After a successful pilot of the program, BART began the installation of denser filters throughout its fleet as part of a multitiered plan aimed toward passenger safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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