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PAGE 6                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                                        THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020

         MTA Deploys PPE Vending Machines Across Subway System

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             The Metropolitan Transporta-  said  Sarah  Feinberg,  Interim  a division of the Compass Group,
        tion Authority (MTA) this week  President of MTA New York City  a food services company. These                    Lehman College
        announced that the agency is de-  Transit. “We want to make it as  machines were built by Vengo,
        ploying a dozen vending machines  easy  as  possible  for  customers  a manufacturer of retail vending
        at 10 subway stations allowing  who may not have masks to get  machines.    Four  machines  are
        customers to buy Covid-19 per-  them so they can ride the subway.  branded as “Simply” and are being              For prompt, professional
        sonal protective equipment (PPE).  Wearing a mask is the single most  installed and stocked by vending            & personalized service contact:
        The new machines, part of a pilot  important thing our customers can  machine company Swyft.
        program will offer reusable face  do to protect themselves and those       The MTA is also distributing           (718) 961-7600
        masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and  around them – and more than that,  hand sanitizer at every station as
        sanitizing wipes.            it’s absolutely required to ride the  well as 2 million single-use surgi-
             “The national increase in Co-  system.”               cal masks to customers at station
        vid-19 cases shows how important            The  machines  are  of  two  booths thanks to donations from
        it is for us to maintain vigilance  types. Eight machines are being  the State of New York and City of
        on use of masks and other PPE,”  installed and stocked by Canteen,  New York.

        The  pilot  program  consists  of  12  machines  at  these  10  locations:  14  St-Union     Italian American Journal
        Square,  34  St-Herald  Square  (two  machines),  34  St-Penn  Station,  34  St-Penn  Station,
        42  St-Port  Authority  Bus  Terminal,  42  St-Times  Square  (two  machines),  59  St-
        Columbus  Circle,  74  St-Roosevelt  Ave.,  Atlantic  Av-Barclays  Center,  exington  Ave.

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