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.