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Report: NJ Transit needs more flood protection

Posted on January 2, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. — In a report reviewing NJ Transit’s performance during Superstorm Sandy, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service found that the agency needs to develop better flood mapping and protection of critical facilities, according to the AP.

The report recommended portable or permanent flood barriers at facilities such as the Meadows Maintenance Complex, which suffered severe flooding during the storm in October 2012. The agency was criticized for not moving railcars and locomotives out of that facility as well as another one in Hoboken, resulting in more than $100 million in damage. For the full story, click here.

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