NJ Transit has this message on its website, "Due to equipment problems related to the extreme heat, NJ TRANSIT is advising rail customers to expect delays and cancelations during the morning commute of Wednesday, July 7, 2010." OUCH. 1010 WINS reports, "A train got stuck because of the power problems at the Elizabeth station, forcing frustrated passengers, including 1010 WINS' business correspondent Larry Kofsky, to wait on the platform in the baking sun."

Kofsky took a photograph (above); apparently there was no air-conditioning or power and some passengers were treated for heat exhaustion! And, according to WABC 7, "Amtrak is also taking special precautions to keep the trains running and its passengers cool during the heat wave," which means more beverages and water are being stocked plus "Rescue locomotives are positioned every 30 to 50 miles in case of emergency" and "mechanics will be riding trains to troubleshoot problems."

As for the MTA, since the Con Ed is reducing voltage to parts of Brooklyn and Queens, NYC Transit Tweeted, "Tweeps: power reduction in Downtown BK affecting elevators & escalators at some stations in area: Pacific St/Atlantic Ave... Borough Hall (4), Court St also affected. If rely on this equipment, may want to rethink your trip." Another tip: "Tweeps: another scorcher in store today. Don't run for that train, another one is coming. It's cooler in the middle of the car."