RTD upgrading filtration in buses

Feb. 17, 2023
The MERV-13 equivalent filters will help improve the air quality on RTD buses.

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver is upgrading the filtration in each of its buses with MERV-13 equivalent filters. The filters, supplied by Lumin-Air Transit, will aid the district in providing improved air quality.

“Improving air quality is part of RTD’s commitment to a cleaner, healthier environment for our customers and operators. By upgrading to MERV-13 equivalent filtration, we are capturing and removing a greater number of contaminants from the air,” said Bill Weidenaar, technical services manager for RTD.

“Our pre-purchase testing showed excellent airflow through Lumin-Air’s filters. Lumin-Air’s filters were easy to adapt to our buses and replacement filter media is very economical,” said Nick Rorres, equipment engineer for RTD.

 “We’re glad to be a part of RTD’s commitment to improving the air quality on its buses. Higher efficiency filtration is the most common and effective way to improve air quality and it doesn’t add chemicals, ions or gases to the air people breathe,” said Lumin-Air’s Dan Fillenwarth.