One of the challenges for state and local governments when it comes to managing transportation systems is fighting foul odors. This is especially true when it comes to larger cities like New York, where the average weekday ridership is more than 5 million people.

That is a staggering amount of people contained in a small location, which naturally results in foul odors. When you consider buses, rail transit and the stations themselves, there’s an overwhelming amount of locations that can be sources of bad smells.

From body odors to urine, feces, vomit, food and much more, there’s a wide-spectrum of bad smells, which can also very easily end up in the media. One of the difficulties of odor control is finding the right solutions that are safe, effective and don’t use chemical-based fragrances.

When dealing with a large population of citizens, there is the risk that scented products actually can cause more harm than good – especially when it comes to allergic reactions. In fact, many of these fragrance-based solutions contain chemicals that can be as harmful as second-hand smoke.

Thankfully, there are a number of solutions from Fresh Wave IAQ that are eco-friendly and highly effective. Fresh Wave IAQ is engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients including water, lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove and cedarwood, which is environmentally friendly and safe to use.

These solutions are also very easy to implement. Whether it’s using the Fresh Wave IAQ Air and Surface Spray or placing the Fresh Wave IAQ Gel in areas that have been impacted by odors, there is minimal work required by cleaning and maintenance staff.

In addition, Fresh Wave IAQ has proven to be highly effective in a wide-range of commercial arenas, including sports stadiums, casinos, and rental care agencies such as Hertz. Public transportation organizations can also now enjoy the same benefit by using our solutions to safely and effectively fight foul odors.

If you are a public transportation agency, or a distributor, looking for more information about how to develop a comprehensive odor control plan that will help you tackle a wide-range of odors, please contact us here.