NYC Transit To Become More Eco-Friendly


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The nation's largest mass-transit system is looking at ways it could become more environmentally friendly. Rooftop gardens on bus depots and windmills at rail yards are just a couple of the ideas being batted around by a member of panel experts formed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop a "green master plan" for the New York City's system of subways and buses.

"The issue of global warming is arguably the most significant challenge our generation faces and it's important that the MTA do its part," said Elliot Sander, the executive director of the authority.

Alex Matthiessen, president of Riverkeeper and a member of the panel, said green rooftops on bus depots could absorb water during rainstorms and mitigate the flooding that often paralyzes the subway system. ::Daily Record

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