(Photo from Twitter: @NYCTBus)
NEW YORK (77 WABC) — The MTA has announced a pilot program to bring surgical mask dispensers to city buses and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The agency has installed the dispensers on bus routes in three boroughs.
Customers who travel on the BX12 SBS and BX41 SBS routes in Bronx, S53 on Staten Island and the express buses X63, X64 and X68 in Queens are able to get the free masks, ABC7 said.
The dispensers are mounted at the rear doors of the SBS and local buses and near the front door on the express buses, ABC7 said.
The containers will get refilled daily, with each plastic dispenser holding approximately 50 surgical masks.
MASKS. We need everyone to wear them so we can keep each other safe. Here’s one way we’re working to make them more available.👇
🆕We’re testing dispensers like this on some bus routes, to make sure they are sturdy enough and work well so you can grab one if you need it! pic.twitter.com/aTtCUsRfwA
— NYCT Bus. Wear a Mask. (@NYCTBus) July 29, 2020