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#1,184 - Boston Agency Launching Pilot Program for Urine Detection Sensors in Elevators

June 19, 2022 Sean Reynolds
News For Reasonable People
#1,184 - Boston Agency Launching Pilot Program for Urine Detection Sensors in Elevators
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Urine trouble no more, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hopes, with a new program to tackle public urination in system elevators with technology.

The MBTA, which services Boston and the surrounding area, is launching a pilot program this summer in which urine detection sensors will be placed in four downtown elevators. The sensors alert transit ambassadors, who can dispatch a cleaning crew, the Boston Herald reported.

The sensors on the ceiling of an elevator have an attached fan, which allows them to suck in air and “basically smell what is present,” said Meghan Collins, a program/projects manager for MBTA.

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