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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.


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.


December 13, 2012

NJ Transit chief defends decision not to move trains before Sandy

When asked at a hearing why the agency didn’t move hundreds of railcars and engines before superstorm Sandy struck, executive director Jim Weinstein defended the decision. He said it was based on the fact that its yards had never flooded in NJ Transit’s nearly 30-year existence.


November 20, 2012

NJ Transit looks into storm preparations

Report said the agency launched a probe into its Superstorm Sandy preparations, looking primarily at the decision to store trains in areas that ended up getting flooded. The potential damage could cost millions and may have been preventable.


August 29, 2011

East Coast transit services slowly returning following hurricane

Full restoration of service is a lengthy process, as damage is assessed and repaired, equipment and personnel are positioned, and safety is ensured, according to New York MTA.


September 22, 2010

Heartland Senior Services comes to rescue during Iowa floods

The provider received a call Aug. 11 that Riverside Manor residents needed to be evacuated due to the rising flood water. Initially, nine drivers, Transportation Director Theresa Erlbacher and Assistant Transportation Director Josh Cliffe were called in to begin evacuations.


May 13, 2010

Nashville MTA ramps up service after flooding

In the coming days, customers will see different vehicles operating on the MTA routes since so many transit organizations are assisting the agency with loaned vehicles.


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