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Feds award N.Y. $886M for Sandy repair work

Government Issues| January 27, 2014
The funds reimburse the MTA for work that is already underway and also enable future projects to be completed.

Metro-North riders stranded in cold

Rail| January 24, 2014
Downed wires left nearly 200 riders in in 10-degree weather for about two hours on Thursday. The train lost power and heat, but the railcars had been warm beforehand and temperatures inside the cars never fell below freezing, officials say.
Management & Operations| January 23, 2014

N.Y. parks subway cars underground to avoid frigid temps

Deep snow, frigid temperatures and icy buildup on the third rails are liable to trap trains inside the yards, rendering them useless when needed and also making it far more difficult to clear the yards of snow.
Bus| December 23, 2013

Feds release $3B for transit agencies impacted by Sandy

The funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that protect critical transit infrastructure from being damaged or destroyed by future natural disasters.
Management & Operations| October 31, 2013

Scientists helped save subway from Sandy

A climate scientist, was one of the people perhaps most responsible for showing how such epic flooding would affect the city's subways, which prompted the MTA's preparations before the storm hit.
Bus| October 30, 2013

N.Y. MTA details efforts to harden, protect transit post Sandy

The MTA is designing solutions to fully prevent water incursion at the approximately 600 entry points in Lower Manhattan as well as vulnerable vent plants and openings in other flood-prone areas.
Management & Operations| July 31, 2013

N.Y. MTA buys insurance protection for future 'Sandy' storms

Transaction provides protection in the unlikely event that the water level reaches designated heights in the New York City Metropolitan Region during any hurricane, tropical cyclone or tropical storm through August 5, 2016.
Rail| June 5, 2013

MTA to close Sandy damaged tunnels for repairs

Temporary fixes brought those tunnels back into service, but the damage has led to increased failures of components, a growing number of delayed trains and a pressing need to make permanent repairs.
Rail| June 5, 2013

N.Y. MTA repair and inspections of Hurricane Sandy damaged tunnels

MTA New York City Transit senior staff visited the Montague Tubes on Monday, April 15, 2013. The tubes were flooded and sustained severe damage during Hurricane Sandy.

Management & Operations| May 30, 2013

N.Y. MTA restores train service to Rockaways after Sandy

The MTA has performed more than $75 million worth of work to restore subway service to the Rockaways, and has spent an additional $9 million to operate replacement bus and subway shuttle service.

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