Arcadis US has been awarded a $26 million “task order” contract by MTA New York City Transit to, essentially, weatherproof huge swaths of the city’s subway system inundated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
New Jersey’s two U.S. Senators late Thursday announced $144.4 million in federal disaster relief for New Jersey Transit, which will be used by the corporation mostly to repair rail facilities and equipment damaged last October by Hurricane Sandy.
I wanted to provide a few comments on your December 2012 edition, from my perspective as a civil engineer with over three decades of experience designing infrastructure for railroads/transit, power, and coastal protection.
Hurricane Sandy, the worst storm of its type to hit the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in generations, had a devastating impact upon the region’s passenger rail systems, the busiest in the nation.