Bottled Waters Allowed In Metro Due To Too Much Heat
The summer is indeed scorching in Washington DC and many regular metro passengers are experiencing too much heat. In line with this issue, Metro conductors are advising commuters to steer clear from the darkened rail cars as these can be too hot for them. Still, according to the ABC-7, the temperature now in a car is 95 degrees, something that is still too hot for public vehicles and being acceptable for passengers.
In addition, Metro also implemented an exception to its “no drinking” policy as passengers can now carry and drink bottled water within the system. However, the said exception is only applicable to bottled waters and only on buses, in stations and aboard trains.
While Metro is finding means to address the heat issues, still, some passengers are finding the trains hotter than the above ground world due to the oven like effect the metro trains create. Given this consideration, Metro has dispatched 40 technicians to fix the air conditioning and keep them working overtime on overly warm cars.
Some over-worked cooling systems are often not functioning well. There are some passengers in the metro bus who still need to wait at stops where it is nearly 100 degrees in temperature. Nevertheless, Metro will continue to keep their technicians working on the air conditioning and other solutions to this inferno-like problem until the heat breaks.
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