New Jersey transit officials outline how final Sandy money to be spent

Transit officials in New Jersey have outlined how the final installment of federal funding for post-Superstorm Sandy transit projects will be spent.

The Hoboken PATH station was one of the many transit hubs damaged and impacted by Superstorm Sandy. NJ Transit and the NY/NJ Port Authority will receive $403 million in federal funds to make repairs and improvements due to the storm.

The Hoboken PATH station was one of the many transit hubs damaged and impacted by Superstorm Sandy. NJ Transit and the NY/NJ Port Authority will receive $403 million in federal funds to make repairs and improvements due to the storm. (7/1/16)

HOBOKEN - Transit officials in New Jersey have outlined how the final installment of federal funding for post-Superstorm Sandy transit projects will be spent.

The Department of Transportation announced this week New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will receive a total of $403 million for their rail systems damaged by the 2012 storm.

At a news conference Friday at Hoboken's rail terminal, Port Authority officials said they will use their $300 million to address saltwater damage to the PATH rail system tunnels in New Jersey and New York.

NJ Transit will receive $103 million for projects including repairs and improvements to the Hoboken terminal, a new flood-resilient rail yard in North Brunswick and a new drawbridge over the Raritan River.

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