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Following the lead of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NJ Transit is stepping up preventive measures in an effort to deal with a potential coronavirus outbreak.
NJ Transit has formed a task force that will meet regularly and share the latest information from state and federal health officials. The task force consists of representatives from medical, emergency management, environmental, safety and communications departments. NJ employees also are on the board.
Like the MTA, NJ Transit is disinfecting its stations and train cars.
“NJ Transit Rail, Bus, Light Rail and Access Link will enhance current cleaning procedures to augment our daily current practices and additional disinfection regimens,” NJ Transit said in a statement.
There are no known cases of the coronavirus in New Jersey, but two were confirmed in New York City, and one of the infected might have been riding an MTA train.
Meanwhile in the state of Washington there are reports that Sound Transit trains that are usually packed have been close to empty.
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