The first air-conditioned bus shelter in the region was formally opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hialeah.
Miami-Dade County and Hialeah officials gathered last Wednesday to formally open the air-conditioned bus shelter at the Hialeah Metrorail station. The structure has a sliding door and contains a row of seats inside.
The enclosed air-conditioned shelter has room for four people seated, and 11 standing.
It’s part of a pilot program that eventually could lead to the installation of more air-conditioned bus shelters in Miami-Dade.
What is more common in the U.S. are heated bus stops in the Northeast and Midwest. Air-conditioned bus stops have proliferated in some desert locations in the Middle East such as Dubai.