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Hot Stops: How Houston Bus Stops Get Dangerously Hot

5 EpisodesProduced by Houston Public MediaWebsite

“It’s like a sweat box,” “an easy bake oven,” “it’s like a desert.” This is how METRO riders described Houston bus stops to Sara Willa Ernst and Katie Watkins at the beginning of the summer. This left them wondering just how hot these bus stops can get. No data on the subject exists, so they armed t… read more


3: Trees and the Breeze

Tree shade was twice as effective at cooling riders as bus shelters. That’s what Sara and Katie observed while spending three weeks at Houston bus stops this summer and authoring a pilot study. The two reporters now dig into the pathway -- and the obstacles it's dotted with -- to planting those trees near bus stops and what to do when that simply isn’t an option.

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