Friday, December 7, 2012

NY Officials Ask For Billions To Repair Storm-Damaged Transit System

Officials are asking for billions of dollars in storm aid to repair the damage left from Hurricane Sandy- and that's only in New York! The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will cost more than $7 billion to repair the damage to the antiquated transit systems and billions more to upgrade the systems to withstand major storms in the future.

It's looking like securing that kind of money in the current economy is a stretch though and the Obama administration may not want to put out that kind of funding. Transit officials say now is the time to invest in the infrastructure though, as it will cost more to fix the damage now, then come back and upgrade it later.
The New York Times has the story.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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