Green isn't the first color that comes to mind when you think about New York's subway system. Brown maybe. Some kind of charcoal-y color. Urine yellow, perhaps. But a new stimulus package from the feds is about to change that.
The city's set to receive $2-million dollars put aside for green technologies on our subways. It's part of a $100-million dollar initiative designed to create greener public transportation across the country.
The money New York's getting will go toward installing remote controlled third rail heaters which can be turned off when the weather permits -- thereby saving energy.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- 'Convicting Peter Liang Is Not a Conviction of the NYPD,' Prosecutor Concludes
Sun., Feb. 14, 2:00pm
Sun., Feb. 14, 7:30pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 1:00pm
Tue., Feb. 16, 7:00pm
- Group for Homeless LGBT Youth Moves a Step Closer to Buying Terrible Anti-Gay Church...
- Voice Letters: Readers Share Their Energy Service Company Horror Stories