News Tagged With: natural-disasters
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October 7, 2014

FTA updates emergency relief program rules

In some cases, the funds could also be used to help cities build public transportation systems that are protected from natural disasters before they occur, the agency said. The changes go into effect in 30 days


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.


October 21, 2013

FTA makes $29M in grants available

The grants will help transit agencies strengthen operational safety, better withstand natural disasters and other emergencies, and improve emergency response capabilities.


August 27, 2013

NJ, Feds developing grid for stronger power infrastructure

Electrical microgrids can supply highly reliable power during storms or other times when the traditional centralized grid is compromised.


July 10, 2013

GO Transit defends sending train into flooded corridor

The previous train, which left Union at 5 p.m., was poised to reach Richmond Hill on time at 5:43 p.m., and Toronto Police hadn't reported any track disturbances, according to the report.


April 3, 2013

N.Y. MTA builds steel wall to protect track from future flooding

The seven-foot steel wall is expected to keep out the sea along a two-mile stretch of the A subway line on its way to the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.


March 4, 2013

NJ Transit spent $40M on Sandy repairs, wipes out OT savings

The transportation agency paid $2.9 million less in 2012 than it did in 2011 to employees cashing out their unused sick and vacation time. It also paid $4.1 million less in overtime from the previous year.


February 4, 2013

FTA provides $2B in aid for Hurricane Sandy damage

Money will reimburse transit agencies for extraordinary expenses incurred to protect workers and equipment, and support urgently needed repairs to seriously damaged transit systems and facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and elsewhere.


December 31, 2012

Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

For the men and women who run the MTA’s vast network of subways and buses, Superstorm Sandy was a trial, not by fire, but by wind and water.


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