FTA provides $100 million grant to Metro-North


WASHINGTON – The Federal Transit Administration
has allocated $100 million for capital improvements to the Metro-North
Railroad system as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The money is part of a
total of $787 million granted to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
In late October 2012, Sandy knocked trees and power lines down on railroad tracks on the Hudson and Harlem lines and washed out tracks and track beds on the Port Jervis Line. A section of that line was out of service for an extended time because of the storm damage.
The funds are part of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act passed by
Congress in January 2013 that provided $60 billion for response and recovery
to aid communities in New York.

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