Broome County Transit works to keep buses clean amid coronavirus

first_img“What we have done is elevated our cleaning protocol. We’re using a little bit more aggressive cleaning compounds for disinfecting,” said Kilmer. “We have standard protocols because the public transportation industry is used to dealing with concentrations of people. Certainly, COVID-19 has our attention,” said Broome County Public Transportation Commissioner Greg Kilmer. “We can keep our buses and our facilities really clean, we can constantly clean them, but we also need the public. If you’re sick, stay home, it’s better for you, it’s better for the rest of the people who don’t get cross-infected,” said Kilmer. Broome County Transit also says their buses were meant for a deep clean. While BC Transit continues to clean their buses daily, officials say they still need help from the public in preventing any illnesses from spreading. VESTAL (WBNG) — Broome County says they give more than two million rides annually, and with fears of the Coronavirus spreading, they’re working to keep buses extra clean. “They’re designed to minimize infection. We’ve got these special rubber floor surfaces that wrap around so we can mop them out,” said Kilmer. The buses also feature seats and handrails made of materials that are easy to wipe down. If you do find yourself on a public transportation bus, officials advice covering your sneezes and coughs, and be considerate of those around you.last_img read more

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March Madness 2019: Purdue’s Carsen Edwards’ 28 3-pointers sets tournament record

first_imgPurdue’s national title chances are over for this season, but Carsen Edwards’ stellar performance has etched him in NCAA Tournament history.The junior joined special company in the No. 3 Boilermakers’ run to the Elite Eight, which ended in heartbreak for the team as they lost in overtime to No. 1 Virginia, 80-75. Carsen Edwards’ #Elite8 highlight tape is one for the ages. 👏#MarchMadness | @BoilerBall pic.twitter.com/Vz3v41c0PA— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019With those 139 points, Edwards also surpassed former Davidson star Stephen Curry with the most points in the first four games in tournament history. During Davidson’s 2008 run, Curry scored 128 points in the first four games.Unreal pic.twitter.com/NbTKKx17zc— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 31, 2019Edwards is the first player in the tournament to have multiple games of eight or more 3-pointers. In the Sweet 16, he had nine 3’s against Villanova.Other accolades for the Purdue star include:Edwards is tied with Kimble for the most points in an Elite Eight game (42). He’s tied for ninth with the most averaged points scored in tournament history (34.8).Edwards tied for fourth with the most 3’s scored in a tournament game with 10.He’s the eighth player in tournament history to record five straight 25-point games and is the first to do so since Curry in 2008. Related News March Madness 2019: Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins takes blame for loss to Texas Tech Edwards scored 28 3-pointers in the first four games of the tournament, surpassing the previous record of 27 3s, which was set by Michigan’s Glen Rice in 1989. That feat was achieved in six games.On top of that, Edwards scored 139 points in those four games, with 42-point performances coming from his last two games. He became the first player with more than one 40-point games in tournament history since Bo Kimble’s effort with Loyola Marymount in 1990.last_img read more

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