GRTC contracts local company to help with daily bus cleaning


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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — GRTC said they have contracted a local cleaning company to help assist with the daily cleaning of buses.

Original Building Service, INC. — a small minority-owned Richmond business — was contracted by GRTC this month to help assist maintenance staff with “infecting high-touch surfaces on every bus, including seats, floors, handrails, pull-cords and the driver’s area.”

Every night when the buses return to GRTC, a team of 15 cleaners assist maintenance staff, the company said in a release.

OBS is also contracted separately to clean and disinfect GRTC headquarters.

In order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, bus riders are encouraged to wear face masks. Hand sanitizer dispensers are also available on-board. GRTC said they have also installed driver shields in 31 buses.

“GRTC is currently working to retrofit the rest of the fleet with driver protective barriers,” the transit company said.

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