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Report: NJ Transit erred in use of storm-prep software

Posted on January 15, 2013

NEW YORK — A Reuters examination found that NJ Transit incorrectly used software that could have warned officials against a decision to leave hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment in a low-lying rail yard before Superstorm Sandy struck and damaged nearly one-third of the transit system’s fleet.

According to Superstorm Sandy-related documents obtained by Reuters from the transit agency, NJ Transit partially based its decision on software provided by the National Weather Service that lets users simulate an approaching hurricane and show areas vulnerable to flooding from a storm. For the full story, click here.

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