Feds: $3.6B for post-Sandy transportation projects

Federal officials have announced $3.6 billion to make public transportation more storm resistant in New York, New Jersey and other parts of the country damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and other officials announced the funding for 40 projects Monday standing by New York City’s South Ferry station.

That was one of the stations hardest hit by the October 2012 storm. Foxx says the funds will go toward sealing street-level vents and manholes to protect underground pump rooms and circuit breaker houses.

Officials say the New York metropolitan Transportation Authority will get $1.6 billion, the New Jersey Transit will receive about $1.3 billion, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority about $86.7 million and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority about $35 million.

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