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Public transportation is part of sustainable Brooklyn!

You’re helping the Earth every time you use your MetroCard.  Public transit uses only half the fuel a car uses per mile. For every bus, 30 to 40 fewer cars are on the road.  A packed train car carries as many people as about 100 cars!

Thanks to the MTA and New Yorkers use of public transportation, our city is one of the greenest in the world. You can use buses and subways to take you all over New York City without using a car.

Public transportation is an example of Travel Green.

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The roof of the Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue terminal is part of sustainable Brooklyn!

Next time you visit the beach, notice the solar panels on the roof of the Stillwell Avenue subway stop in Coney Island. These use the sun’s energy so the Transit Authority doesn’t have to buy as much power. It’s a creative way to use the roof space.

As your D, F, N, or Q train pulls into the station, you can see the solar panels with your own eyes. For more information, check out the MTA’s website with more information about green buildings, including Coney Island and solar panels on top of Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street Station in Queens.

This terminal roof is an example of Re-Invent Your City.

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