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MTA Tests New Garbage Vacuums for Subway Tracks

The vacuums will be tested for about 30 to 45 days, and if deemed useful, the MTA will invest in more “vakmobiles.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has begun testing two new portable vacuums, which could make the task of cleaning up garbage from subway tracks easier.  The vacuums will be tested for about 30 to 45 days, and if deemed useful, the MTA will invest in more “vakmobiles.”

amNewYork has more information:

Here’s more news that sucks.

The MTA has begun testing two new, portable track vacuums that more easily can be deployed to clean up the trash that makes its way onto subway tracks.

Branded as the “vakmobile,” the boxy, prototype vacuum can be carried on trains and rolled across platforms. Crews on the tracks guide its hose over garbage that slovenly straphangers leave behind.

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