Lumin-Air, IndyGo partner to help reduce pathogens throughout the bus fleet
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) announced today at the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Expo in Orlando, Fla. that it has formed an important partnership to increase the cleanliness and breathability of the air in its buses. Inez Evans, President and CEO of IndyGo, joined Lumin-Air President Dan Fillenwarth with today’s announcement of Expo floor sharing which he awarded a fleet contract complete to Lumin-Air, based in Indiana, to equip all of its buses with MERV-13 equivalent active filtration and UV-C lighting to help permanently purify the air inside its buses. The company’s continued commitment to the safety of passengers and bus drivers has been strengthened during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
IndyGo, the largest public transportation provider in the state of Indiana, has partnered with Lumin-Air to install state-of-the-art air filtration systems in all of its fixed-route buses, BRT and adapted transport. These systems will operate through the HVAC system while the buses are busy, continuously providing cleaned and disinfected air for passengers to breathe.
âPassenger safety is our number one priority and Lumin-Air will help us take this commitment to the next level,â said Inez Evans, President and CEO of IndyGo. “This system will not only generate the purest air on all buses nationwide, but will also provide our passengers with added peace of mind when riding IndyGo.”
Lumin-Air Chief Operating Officer Andrew Desmarais said, âOur solution helps remove contaminants from the air to reduce the risk of transmitting airborne pathogens in transit vehicles and vehicles. school buses using safe and proven technology. Fillenwarth added, “Some companies choose to add chemicals, ions or gases to the air that they believe kill harmful cells in the air people breathe.” Desmarais continued, âOur patented process uses active filtration equivalent to MERV-13 and UV-C illumination, which has been used for decades to remove and inactivate pathogens as well as other particles. MERV-13 and UVC filtration are solutions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The Lumin-Air solution maintains UV-C in a enclosure, preventing UV-C from shining on occupants or materials, and helping to capture and inactivate pathogens in the air before recirculating the air in the bus. ”
Brian Clem, Director of Risk and Security at IndyGo, added: âRestoring confidence in safety to our employees and passengers is what public transportation needs now and to move forward. ”
Additional details of IndyGo’s partnership with Lumin-Air, as well as a demonstration of the installed system, will be shared in Indianapolis for the media on Monday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at IndyGo headquarters at 1501 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, EN 46222.
About Lumin-Air Lumin-Air is committed to improving the air we breathe. Its mission is to improve the lives of people inside structures by increasing efficient ventilation in buildings and other high density areas, including school buses and other transit vehicles. Lumin-Air seeks to improve filtration and supplement with proven air purifiers like UV-C to help clean the air, which is recommended by ASHRAE and CDC for pathogen mitigation. Lumin-Air provides standard or custom filtration and UV-C solutions to help create safe environments for employees, customers and students. For more information: www.lumin-air.com
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