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MTA will outline efforts to be more 'green'

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MTA will outline efforts to be more 'green'

Harnessing wind power and growing grass on bus depot rooftops are just some of the proposals the MTA is considering to make public transportation more energy efficient and environmentally conscious, said officials familiar with the authority's "green" efforts.

 

The initiatives -- to be announced Monday at Grand Central Terminal -- are the result of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Sustainability Commission, created six months ago to plot a cleaner future in time for Earth Day, April 22. The announcement comes a week after state lawmakers killed the mayor's congestion pricing proposal to reduce emissions.

 

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They could start with trying to keep stations & tunnels clean using non-harmful cleaning stuff and refurbishing deteriorating stations...

 

- Andy

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Theres a lot of alternatives, its just a matter of finding and utilizing them. Another idea is that they should consider putting solar panels on elevates stations to help power the station.

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Theres a lot of alternatives, its just a matter of finding and utilizing them. Another idea is that they should consider putting solar panels on elevates stations to help power the station.

 

They could put solar panels on all of the depot buildings, and the rail workshops, as well as on the top of the elevated station roof areas. They could also put panels on top of rail cars and busses if they dare. Also regenerative braking could help a lot, as well as changing all lighting to high efficiency types where possible. Wind turbines on building rooftops would be good and practical.

 

- Andy

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They could put solar panels on all of the depot buildings, and the rail workshops, as well as on the top of the elevated station roof areas. They could also put panels on top of rail cars and busses if they dare. Also regenerative braking could help a lot, as well as changing all lighting to high efficiency types where possible. Wind turbines on building rooftops would be good and practical.

 

- Andy

 

I agree, thats exactly what they should do. I'm sure they can make some good green progress and even save some sort of money in the process.

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Well they also better crack down on idling drivers on last stops too. :(

 

They should give buses longer breaks, that way if one is late, it would be easier to catch up to schedule. Also that means next time they reach a last stop, they get a break instead of continuing it's lateness cycle.

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