MTA rolls out multibillion-dollar plan to protect transit system from major storms

The MTA says that this plan must be included in the next MTA Capital Improvement Program so they can secure funding.

Heather Fordham and

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2024, 10:01 PM

Updated 25 days ago

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The MTA is rolling out a roadmap that will focus on improving and protecting the transit system from stormy weather.
The $6 billion plan would focus on preparing parts of the transit system to withstand serious stormy conditions, focusing on drainage in underground subways to prevent stormwater from leaking in, elevating subway yards and bus depots to protect equipment and heat impacts on bridges.
"You hear about Ida, you hear about sandy, you have rain storms that don't even have a name and they come in the summer that shut the entire system down,” said Catherine Rinaldi, president of the MTA Metro-North Railroad.
The MTA says that this plan must be included in the next MTA Capital Improvement Program so they can secure funding.


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