There’s a new superhero in NYC, here just in time to help fight COVID-19. And he’s known as…
Metro-Man! The MTA has apparently gotten quite creative in figuring out ways to get riders to wear face masks while commuting. This week they unveiled “Metro Man,” a superhero of sorts who kind of looks like a blue version of Iron Man handing out face masks around Metro-North train stations.
Need of a face mask? 😷
Join us for the Metro-Man Mask-a-Thon, this morning from 7:30 to 9:00 in Grand Central Terminal! Metro-Man will be handing out face masks to customers in need.
— Metro-North Railroad. Wear a Mask-Stop the Spread. (@MetroNorth) July 15, 2020
This week he was in Grand Central Terminal for a few mornings, handing out face masks to any riders who needed them. For the rest of the month he’ll be making the rounds in other Metro-North Railroad stations. You can stay up to date on where he’s headed on the MetroNorth Twitter account.
According to the the MTA website, Metro-Man is part of the TRACKS safety education program, which typically helps teach children safety rules at railroad crossings and tracks. The MTA website says, “Metro-Man is our train safety superhero who helps reinforce the safe behaviors we teach in the TRACKS presentations.” Makes sense that Metro-Man was brought back out to help teach COVID-19 safety measures.
And who knows, maybe he’ll be making appearances on the subway next! Have no fear, Metro-Man is here.
featured image source: Twitter / @MetroNorth