7 Years After Superstorm Sandy, Transit Officials Continue Rebuilding Efforts


REPORTS OF FALLING DEBRIS LAST WEEK. IT WAS SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY THAT SANDY BATTERED THE TRI STATE AREA. COMMUNITIES ARE STILL RECOVERING AND TRANSIT OFFICIALS SAY THE REBUILDING EFFORTS ARE LONG FROM OVER. WE GOT A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE RECOVERY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR TRAVELERS. Reporter: EACH CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT THE CONEY ISLAND RAILYARD SIGNALS LESSONS LEASH LESSONS LEARNED. IT CONTINUES TO RECOVER AFTER BEING SUBMERGED. WE WOULD NORMALLY BURY CABLES BUN INSTEAD WE ARE PROTECTING THEM BY NOW SUSPENDING THEM ON THIS CABLE STRUCTURE. Reporter: ADD TO THAT THIS FLOOD WALL ALONG THE EDGE GOES 30 AND FEET BELOW GROUND. IT’S JUST TWO OF MANY EXAMPLES OF HOW THE MTA IS DOING PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO PROTECT AGAINST ANOTHER SUPER STORM THAT COULD BE EVEN STRONGER THAN SANDY. WE LEARNED WHERE OUR PROBLEMS WERE. WE LEARNED WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. Reporter: THIS RECOVERY EFFORT AND OTHERS WILL TAKE YEARS TO COMPLETE AND THEY WILL USE WHAT’S WORKING APPLY IT TO FUTURE PROJECTS. L TRAIN CUSTOMERS ENDURING MORE THAN A YEAR OF DELAYS AND MODIFIED SCHEDULES AS NEW TECHNOLOGY IS BEING USED TO REBUILD THE TUNNEL. A PROJECT TRANSIT OFFICIALS SAY IS A HEAD OF SCHEDULE. LESSONS OF — THE L TRAIN AND — OTHER PROJECT ALSO BE INCORPORATED IN TO THE TUNNEL REST RUSSIAN. Reporter: IT CARRIES THE F TRAIN UNDER THE EAST RIVER AND IT’S NEXT. FIRST, MORE MONEY IS NEEDED. ON MONEY THAT’S BEEN COMMITTED ACROSS THE MTA, 77% OF IT HAS BEEN — HAS BEEN SPENT. WE HAVE GOT A GREAT DEAL OF WORK TO DO. Reporter: BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE TRANSIT OFFICIALS SAY IT’S NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT WHEN ANOTHER MAJOR STORM WILL HIT. THEY SAY NEXT TIME THEY WILL BE READY. IN CONEY ISLAND. CBS2 NEWS.

1 thought on “7 Years After Superstorm Sandy, Transit Officials Continue Rebuilding Efforts

  1. Keep wasting money you don’t have. No very Smart, in fact your kinda ducking Stupid, so are the people’s that put these dope Mafia money wasting Criminal in any position of power✅

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