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FTA releases $3.7B more Sandy relief for transit

Bus| May 24, 2013
Will help the four major transit agencies in New York and New Jersey that sustained the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy. Nearly one-third of the money is set aside to help the agencies begin investing in resiliency projects to help ensure that their transit assets are better able to withstand future disasters, such as major floods.

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Motorcoach| May 8, 2013
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Bus| April 11, 2013

N.J. receives $76M in Sandy relief funds

The funds, which come from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, bring the total funding from the FHWA to $224 million.
Bus| April 4, 2013

NJ Transit: No fare hike planned

The decision was made despite the state accruing more than $2 billion in Superstorm Sandy-related expenses and tapping out its snow removal budget.
Rail| April 3, 2013

N.Y. MTA builds steel wall to protect track from future flooding

The seven-foot steel wall is expected to keep out the sea along a two-mile stretch of the A subway line on its way to the Rockaway peninsula in Queens.
Bus| March 29, 2013

FTA releases $1.42B in third round of Sandy aid

The majority of the funds will go to the transit agencies that incurred the greatest expenses while preparing for and recovering from Hurricane Sandy — N.Y. MTA, PATH, NJ Transit and NYC DOT.
Bus| March 19, 2013

FTA announces second Sandy relief allocations

A total of $10.9 billion was appropriated for transportation emergency relief. However, this funding is now reduced by 5%, or $545 million, because of the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration that took effect on March 1.
Bus| March 12, 2013

NJ Transit awards $17M for Sandy recovery

Giving funds to firms that already have open contracts with the agency as part of its superstorm Sandy “Disaster Recovery Program.”
Accessibility| March 11, 2013

APTA: Public Transportation ridership up 7th year in a row

Report finds 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, equals 154 million more trips than the previous year.
Accessibility| March 4, 2013

NJ Transit spent $40M on Sandy repairs, wipes out OT savings

The transportation agency paid $2.9 million less in 2012 than it did in 2011 to employees cashing out their unused sick and vacation time. It also paid $4.1 million less in overtime from the previous year.

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