MTA installs PPE vending machines at 10 subway stations

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The MTA is installing vending machines that sell personal protective equipment inside 10 different subway stations, the agency said Tuesday. 

Nine subway stations in Manhattan and one station in Queens will have vending machines stocked with reusable face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes as part of a new pilot program, the MTA said in a release.

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The MTA is already distributing hand sanitizer and single-use masks at subway stations across the city, the agency noted.

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“The national increase in COVID-19 cases shows how important it is for us to maintain vigilance on use of masks and other PPE,” New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg said in a statement. 

“We want to make it as easy as possible for customers who may not have masks to get them so they can ride the subway,” she added.

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The following subway stations will have vending machines, according to the agency: 

  • 14th Street-Union Square
  • 34th Street-Herald Square (two machines) 
  • 34th Street-Penn Station (1,2,3 lines)
  • 34th Street-Penn Station (A,C,E lines)
  • 42 Street-Times Square (two machines) 
  • 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal (A,C,E lines)
  • 59 Street-Columbus Circle
  • 74 Street-Roosevelt Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center
  • Lexington Avenue (E,M lines)