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[Video] Amtrak 'Ready to Build': Hudson Tunnel Project

Rail| October 18, 2017

Amtrak's Ready To Build campaign showcases five critical investments, including the Hudson Tunnel Project. Opened in 1910, the existing two-track North River Tunnel carries passengers between Manhattan and New Jersey.

NJ Transit looks to purchase 25 acres to protect trains during flooding

Management & Operations| September 7, 2017

Locomotives and railcars stored in two separate rail yards were damaged by flood waters following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Rail| July 13, 2017

[Video] N.Y. MTA's New South Ferry Station

The South Ferry Terminal Complex, which was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, was completely overhauled and now features retractable flood doors at station entrances and 6,000-pound steel marine flood doors throughout the station, as well as hardening of other entry points for water including vents, manholes, hatches, conduits, and air ducts. 

Rail| June 29, 2016

N.Y., NJ agencies to receive $834M in Hurricane Sandy relief funds

Agencies can utilize recovery funds on any validated Sandy-related damage that meets FTA criteria, including repairs to tunnels owned by Amtrak and used by New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad.

Rail| December 10, 2015

NJ TRANSIT could move station, build flood-proof yard

Expanding NJ Transit's County Yard and building a new five-mile-long track next to the Delco lead, a freight line that bisects the Jersey Avenue station parking lots, could prevent the kind of damage done to 343 railcars and locomotives during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Management & Operations| September 4, 2015

NYC Transit receives $57M to improve communications, subway stations

As part of the ongoing process to fix and fortify the system against future catastrophic weather events like Sandy, the agency plans to replace the current emergency booth communication system that provides emergency and security communications between train supervisors and personnel across the subway system.

Government Issues| March 3, 2015

NJ TRANSIT receives $147M grant for Sandy repairs

The funds will be used to replace and raise the signal and communications systems on the Morris & Essex lines and along a portion of the North Jersey Coast line, as well as repair damage to electric power and distribution systems used by Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, with other long-term recovery projects also are funded.

Government Issues| February 10, 2015

NJ TRANSIT to develop warning system to prevent trains from being flooded

The proposed system would use water levels from monitoring stations and atmospheric forecasts to provide information for NJ TRANSIT officials to take action such as moving equipment prior to flooding. NJ TRANSIT officials said the work will be done in three phases, including development and testing, over a three-year time period.

Rail| October 29, 2014

NJ transit agencies preparing for future Sandy-like storms

While NJ Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey continue repairing damages created by Hurricane Sandy, both are also simultaneously making preparations for similar storms that may occur in the future.
Government Issues| September 23, 2014

U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds

Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, where transit systems sustained the worst of the storm damage, with the remainder going towards projects in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
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