NEWARK, N.J. — NJ TRANSIT received an additional $147 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to strengthen and repair two rail lines and a light rail line damaged by Hurricane Sandy, NJ Advance Media reported.

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.

The latest award brings the total to $357 million awarded from the FTA's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Funds to the agency for repair or resiliency work in the wake of the Oct. 2012 storm. For the full story, click here.

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