Sandy 10 Years Later: MTA taking major steps to prepare for any storm like Sandy

It's been a decade since Superstorm Sandy swept through New York City, halting bus and subway service and damaging the country's largest transit system.

News 12 Staff

Oct 26, 2022, 10:49 AM

Updated 634 days ago

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It's been a decade since Superstorm Sandy swept through New York City, halting bus and subway service and damaging the country's largest transit system. Since then, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has made tremendous progress to better prepare the city for a similar storm.
Superstorm Sandy flooded subway stations, bus stops and train yards. The MTA says the destruction caused over $5 billion in damage to its infrastructure.
MTA's president of construction and development Jamie Torres-Springer said at a board meeting in September that efforts to rebuild Coney Island Yard are close to the finish line.
"We've added a state-of-the-art flood protection system that will be in place by the end of this year, protecting this critical point in our system from future storm surges and coastal flooding," he says.
This summer, the MTA said it launched projects to install raised landings at 45 subway stairways across the city along with vent protection at 90 blocks citywide and much more resiliency construction.
They hope this investment helps protect the city and gets service up and running sooner after future storms.


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