Amid extreme heat, US infrastructure and transportation systems buckle under pressure

“Our infrastructure was not built for the climate of the future,” Radley Horton said. “A lot of our infrastructure, at this point, is also very old. Some of it is beyond its intended lifetime.”

NJ Transit And Amtrak Leave NYC Commuters With 90-Minute Delays
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Commuters at the New Jersey Transit train platform at Penn Station in New York on June 18, 2024.

The nation’s transportation system was built to withstand the weather, come rain or shine.

However, the heat dome scorching the U.S. has been pushing the nation’s infrastructure to the limits. As millions of Americans face sweltering heat conditions, many have also been left stranded by disruptions in the nation’s transportation systems that buckled under extreme temperatures.

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