INDIANAPOLIS (August 11, 2022) — IndyGo has officially launched the Lumin-Air state-of-the-art UV-C light air filtration system on its entire fleet of buses in service, including paratransit, regular fixed route and Red Line buses. This system helps continuously remove pathogens, allergens and some odors from the air riders breathe, bringing them “Easy, Breezy, Cleaner Air with Lumin-Air.” IndyGo is now the first transit agency in the nation to install this system on its full fleet.
In the wake of the lifting of the federal transportation mask mandate, passengers will now have peace of mind and an additional layer of protection while traveling on IndyGo buses. This is the agency’s latest effort to increase rider and bus operator safety from threats such as COVID-19, along with other viruses and contaminants in the air.
“I’m proud to say our buses now have some of the cleanest air in the country,” said IndyGo President and CEO Inez Evans. “With the installation of this system, we’re demonstrating how we prioritize safety. Our riders and coach operators can breathe easier knowing their air is cleaner than ever before when they travel with us.”
The system leverages the HVAC unit on buses to draw in air from the bus compartment, filter it, eliminate harmful contaminants and return the clean, conditioned air back to the bus. The system is completely self-contained, meaning riders are not exposed to UV-C light and nothing is emitted into the air people breathe. The entire volume of air in a bus passes through the HVAC system once every two minutes, compared to once every six to 10 minutes in an office space. This level of circulation helps ensure the continuous replenishment of clean air inside the bus.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, is committed to connecting the community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable and accessible mobility experiences. The IndyGo Red Line is the longest fully-battery electric bus rapid transit line in the Midwest and provides service through the heart of Indianapolis. To learn more, visit our website, follow us on Twitter @IndyGoBus or call 317.635.3344.
Lumin-Air is committed to improving the air we breathe. Its mission is to improve people’s lives by increasing effective ventilation in buildings and other high-density areas, especially including mass transit vehicles and school buses. Lumin-Air seeks to improve filtration and supplement with proven air cleaners like UV-C to help clean the air, which is recommended by ASHRAE and the CDC for pathogen mitigation. Lumin-Air provides standard or custom engineered filtration and UV-C solutions to help create safe environments for employees, customers, and students.