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FTA updates emergency relief program rules

In some cases, the funds could also be used to help cities build public transportation systems that are protected from natural disasters before they occur, the agency said. The changes go into effect in 30 days

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.

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.

FTA makes $29M in grants available

The grants will help transit agencies strengthen operational safety, better withstand natural disasters and other emergencies, and improve emergency response capabilities.

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.

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