NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit is trying to figure out if high-tech innovations such as antimicrobial lighting and a phone app that tracks passenger counts in real time can help prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
On Tuesday, the agency announced that it has selected four companies to test out some state-of-the-art technology aimed at fighting COVID-19. Solutions that have “proven to be successful” may be chosen for a year-long pilot program.
The companies and technology include:
- Vyv: “Uses proprietary LED antimicrobial light to reduce bacteria/microbes from surfaces. This technology will be tested on an Access Link paratransit minibus, a local transit bus, and within common areas throughout NJ Transit corporate buildings (i.e. elevators, restrooms).”
- Knorr Merak: “Uses a three-stage air filtration and purification system to mitigate COVID-19. The air filtration technology will be piloted on a light rail car and a passenger rail car.”
- Piper: “Provides video analytics and collects