While this is all in a very, very preliminary stage, it appears that New York City officials are considering installing air conditioning systems in subway stations across the city. Writes about this Time-out.
According to an official press release, the New York City Transportation Administration (MTA) is seeking information on cooling technologies that can be introduced into the city's transportation system. If you've ever taken the subway during the hot summer months, you know how important this is.
“With extreme heat conditions on the rise and expected to become even worse under the influence of climate change over the next few decades, the MTA is seeking information on innovative ways to cool subway stations, especially in passenger areas on platforms,” it said. press release.
At the same time, in an effort to kill two birds with one stone, officials hope that any decision will contribute to the development of the environmental orientation of the city as a whole. In fact, although many individual subway cars are equipped with air conditioning, the MTA is looking for proposals to reduce temperatures on platforms without harming the environment.
“This solicitation invites leading organizations to propose cost-effective plant cooling strategies to MTA Construction & Development, particularly low-emission solutions that meet MTA's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2040,” the document states.