Winter in the Midwest presents a plethora of challenges for cities’ systems of public transportation. The Chicago Transit Authority goes to great lengths to make sure all commuters get where they need to go.
Winter weather’s late arrival brings with it new challenges for public transit as railways along the East Coast contend with below freezing temperatures.
All the mild weather we’ve experienced early this winter seems to have come to a snowy end — the snow finally came around recently, in a big way. With cold spells and a giant blizzard slamming the East Coast, rail systems faced travel bans, highlighting the issues trains deal with in inclement conditions.
Severe cold weather and snow wreaks havoc on public transportation. Transit authorities must take preventative measures throughout the year to keep the city operating during the coldest months.
Winter preparedness has become a pressing issue for rail and transit operators. As winters have worsened to historical degrees, some transit authorities have been forced into a series of closures and delays due to frozen third rails and iced-over switches. Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. has been providing innovative tools for operators to prepare their systems for harsh conditions, keep their …