Rider Sarah Snyder learns about the new cooling system from an NRG volunteer.
PHOENIX — A Valley Metro light rail station shelter is now equipped with a solar-powered cooling system, which provides commuters with cool air as they wait for the train in downtown Phoenix, where temperatures peaked at 118 degrees Fahrenheit this week, Reuters reported. The air-conditioned station is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the American Public Transportation Association told Reuters.
NRG Energy Center Phoenix, owned and operated by NRG Thermal LLC, is paying the $300,000 cost to build the system and will operate and maintain it. For the full story, click here.