29 Mar '13, 3pm

#FTA allocation of $1.4b for transit agencies recovering from #Sandy damage

To reimburse the NYC DOT and other entities as part of a consolidated request for various activities prior, during, and after the storm to protect the Staten Island Ferry, its equipment, and personnel, the East River Ferry service, and Governors Island, including the Battery Maritime Building ferry waiting room . Emergency measures included moving transit equipment to higher ground, operating ferry vessels at berths to prevent damage; debris removal; reestablishing public transportation service; protecting, preparing and securing Ferry Terminals at St. George and Whitehall, facilities and offices to address potential flooding; staffing and operating ferryboats at berths to prevent damage; and performing shelter-in-place operations for worker protection during the storm.

Full article: http://www.fta.dot.gov/map21_15135.html#.UVWx86Jd-NQ.twitter

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