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Web Extra: How are you preparing your alt-fuel fleet for winter?

University| December 12, 2011
University transit system operators from Illinois, Indiana and Virginia discuss fuel storage and heating.

N.Y. MTA bolsters winter weather preparation

Accessibility| December 7, 2011
After unprecedented conditions during the December 26, 2010 blizzard crippled the system, NYCT immediately began a review and made the changes required to strengthen storm preparedness. Changes include the appointment of an Emergency Coordinator to facilitate storm response coordination and the establishment of situation rooms to manage storm response activities.
Rail| September 9, 2011

MTA's Metro-North assessing flood damage of line

Significant damage to the line identified last week following Hurricane Irene by an aerial inspection includes up to 40 washout locations, including three washouts each at least a thousand feet long near Sloatsburg, a 400-foot section of track washed out just south of Sloatsburg, significant damage to several railroad bridges and exposure of what had been a subterranean signal cable.
Rail| September 7, 2011

12 hurricane damaged SEPTA railcars being repaired

Caught by the unexpected rise of Assunpink Creek, SEPTA's rail operations managers realized too late that the trains could be in harm's way. They say they will shuffle cars in SEPTA's 365-car fleet to deal with the shortage created by the missing 12 on the Trenton line.
Rail| August 30, 2011

Amtrak to resume Northeast service

Flooding at the Trenton, N.J.-based station was the problem for the rail network, as well as New Jersey Transit and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, which also could not get their trains into Trenton.
Bus| August 30, 2011

N.Y. MTA response to hurricane shows lessons learned

Service was up and running in time for the Monday morning commute. The agency planned days in advance, secured subways and buses, and de-energized the system. Actions taken were based on what staff learned from last year’s blizzard.
Bus| 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.
Bus| August 26, 2011

UPDATE: New York MTA, other agencies to shut down

Commuter rail lines that serve Long Island, Westchester County and Connecticut will also be shut down, as will commuter rail lines — but not buses — in New Jersey.
Bus| August 26, 2011

Updated: Transit systems prepare for Hurricane Irene

D.C. Metro maintenance personnel have delivered more than 2,000 sandbags at stations that historically have had water flow above the curb, down the escalators into stations. Supervisors will monitor critical locations, such as bus garages, parking garages, and flood-prone areas throughout the weekend.
Bus| May 25, 2011

New Orleans transit defends $800-per-hour legal bill

In response to questions about how much its legal expenses are costing taxpayers, a New Orleans Regional Transit Authority Chairwoman commended the work done by its law firm, citing a range of duties that Haley has taken on as the agency struggled to rebuild itself after Hurricane Katrina.

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