This article was originally posted on City & State New York’s website
Earlier this week, the Transit Tech Lab selected eight companies as finalists in the COVID-19 Response Challenge from over 200 applicants, according to MTA Chief Innovation Officer Mark Dowd. The solutions offered by the finalists span all areas of pandemic response, from disinfecting and cleaning technologies to an e-scooter rental company that has been pitched as a way to complement public transit and help move health care workers during the pandemic.
Included among the eight finalists: CitySwift, an Irish company that provides capacity data on trains and buses to riders and operators; Piper, a California-based company that collects real-time crowding data on trains and platforms; and CASPR Group, a Texas company that aims to pilot its disinfection technology with New York City Transit.
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