: News

Filed Under:

Metro Steps Up Cleaning And Communication Efforts For Flu Season

Play associated audio

It could be a flu season to remember, and Metro says it's taking extra steps to keep its buses, trains and stations clean, and its passengers healthy.

Instead of bi-weekly cleanings, Metro workers will wipe down the inside of trains and buses once-a-week through flu season.

"We can't protect people completely, but we're trying to make an effort for both our riders and our employees," says Joan LeLacheur, Metro's deputy chief of environmental management.

Some riders say they're not worried about using public transportation during flu season. Bobbie Fleet says she does wish the more frequent cleanings become a year-round practice.

"I think it's good they're cleaning things more often, not even just because it's flu season," says Fleet. "I just think all public places should be better taken care of."

Brand new for this flu season are red and white posters in vehicles and stations, reminding riders to sneeze and cough into their sleeves, wash their hands, and stay off public transportation if they are sick.

The posters are in both English and Spanish, and riders should start seeing them this week.

Jonathan Wilson reports...

NPR

'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
NPR

Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
WAMU 88.5

Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

WAMU 88.5

Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.