News Solar-powered info kiosks pass winter test, Metro-North says The MTA says it will see whether a pair of solar-powered kiosks can survive the summer heat. Photo Credit: Handout By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Updated April 22, 2014 5:51 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The MTA is testing outdoor kiosks that give subway, bus and Metro-North arrival times and can withstand the elements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Two solar-powered information booths have been tested at the Metro-North Woodlawn station in the Bronx since November to see if they can withstand a New York City winter. Now, the kiosks will be matched against the summer heat under the one-year pilot program. "These kiosks have the potential for deployment in any above-ground station where running conduits for electrical and data connectivity pose a challenge," said Metro-North president Joseph Giulietti. If the kiosks do well over the summer, the MTA will consider rolling out more, though there is no information on how many would be installed, a Metro-North spokesman said. The kiosks cost roughly $10,000 each, a cost covered by Transversal Business International, a transportation firm that partered with the MTA. The kiosks get real-time subway and bus arrival times wirelessly and display the Metro-North schedule, with real-time estimates on the commuter line due later this spring. By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.