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January 27, 2014

Feds award N.Y. $886M for Sandy repair work

The funds reimburse the MTA for work that is already underway and also enable future projects to be completed.


December 23, 2013

Feds release $3B for transit agencies impacted by Sandy

The funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that protect critical transit infrastructure from being damaged or destroyed by future natural disasters.


October 31, 2013

Scientists helped save subway from Sandy

A climate scientist, was one of the people perhaps most responsible for showing how such epic flooding would affect the city's subways, which prompted the MTA's preparations before the storm hit.


October 30, 2013

N.Y. MTA details efforts to harden, protect transit post Sandy

The MTA is designing solutions to fully prevent water incursion at the approximately 600 entry points in Lower Manhattan as well as vulnerable vent plants and openings in other flood-prone areas.


July 31, 2013

N.Y. MTA buys insurance protection for future 'Sandy' storms

Transaction provides protection in the unlikely event that the water level reaches designated heights in the New York City Metropolitan Region during any hurricane, tropical cyclone or tropical storm through August 5, 2016.


June 5, 2013

MTA to close Sandy damaged tunnels for repairs

Temporary fixes brought those tunnels back into service, but the damage has led to increased failures of components, a growing number of delayed trains and a pressing need to make permanent repairs.


May 30, 2013

N.Y. MTA restores train service to Rockaways after Sandy

The MTA has performed more than $75 million worth of work to restore subway service to the Rockaways, and has spent an additional $9 million to operate replacement bus and subway shuttle service.


May 24, 2013

FTA releases $3.7B more Sandy relief for transit

Will help the four major transit agencies in New York and New Jersey that sustained the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy. Nearly one-third of the money is set aside to help the agencies begin investing in resiliency projects to help ensure that their transit assets are better able to withstand future disasters, such as major floods.


April 11, 2013

N.J. receives $76M in Sandy relief funds

The funds, which come from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, bring the total funding from the FHWA to $224 million.


April 4, 2013

NJ Transit: No fare hike planned

The decision was made despite the state accruing more than $2 billion in Superstorm Sandy-related expenses and tapping out its snow removal budget.


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