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East Coast transit agencies brace for storm, urge customers to stay home

Security and Safety | January 26, 2015

Snow may fall at a rate of up to 4 inches per hour and visibility may be reduced to zero, according to a statement released by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Do transit shelter heat lamps keep you warm?

Bus| January 9, 2015

The lamps should heat skin and bring up the body's core temperature a bit, but they might be hindered by riders' heavy clothing.

Rail| January 8, 2015

Frozen switches causing delays on MBTA rail

Crews across the area are working to fix the problems.

Rail| December 19, 2014

Minn. Metro offering commuter rail refunds for delays

Officials said throughout January, commuters who register for the Northstar Service Guarantee program will get their fare refunded if any regularly-scheduled weekday trip arrives to the Big Lake or Target Field stations at least 11 minutes late.

Bus| November 19, 2014

N.Y. MTA activates winter operations plan

The plan, which affects NYCT subways, buses and the Staten Island Railway, is updated and put into effect in mid-November each year in an effort to anticipate the effect of inclement weather on service.
Rail| October 29, 2014

NJ transit agencies preparing for future Sandy-like storms

While NJ Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey continue repairing damages created by Hurricane Sandy, both are also simultaneously making preparations for similar storms that may occur in the future.
Government Issues| September 23, 2014

U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds

Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, where transit systems sustained the worst of the storm damage, with the remainder going towards projects in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
Accessibility| August 7, 2014

Honolulu suspending services ahead of Friday's hurricane

The Bus and Handi-Van service will operate as normal Thursday but will shut down at midnight and won’t operate Friday, because of expected dangerous weather conditions.
Government Issues| May 30, 2014

Feds award $167M for Hurricane Sandy relief

The funds reimburse the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and New Jersey Transit for capital projects that are already under way under FTA pre-award authority, while also funding other projects that have not yet moved forward.
March 21, 2014

Winter wreaks havoc, leaves transit weary

The winter of 2014 was relentless, with its deep freezes, ice storms, record snowfall, torrential rain and mudslides. The end of the season will be welcomed by transportation organizations across the country, especially in Philadelphia, where SEPTA’s service was impacted by 16 storms and weeks of extremely frigid temperatures.

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