No Expected Arrival Time to Relief From Heat on New York City Subway Platforms

One way to spend the afternoon after a long day at work: waiting for a delayed train on a 104-degree subway platform.
August 21, 2018, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A study released by the nonprofit Regional Plan Association (RPA) last week found that temperatures in New York City’s busiest subway stations are soaring and that the average temperatures hover around 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit," reports Jonathan Hilburg.

According to the report, the temperature of the platforms is exacerbated by the age of stations. According to Hilburg, "the city’s busiest stations are often its oldest and their design precludes centralized climate control."

Hilburg is following up on news coverage of the new study written by Aaron Gordon. Gordon's approach to the news raises the alarm about a lack of funding to implement the available solutions for the problem of rising heat in the subway system. And with longer and more intense heat waves expected as a result of climate change, the rising temperatures on subway platforms are expected to have worsening public health impacts.

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Published on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in The Village Voice
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