02 Nov '12, 6pm

Safeguarding #NYC's Subways in #Sandy's Aftermath

Safeguarding #NYC's Subways in #Sandy's Aftermath

As it barreled into New York and New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy caused significant loss of life and billions of dollars of property damage just in the metropolitan area alone. All of us at NRDC extend our sympathies to those who have suffered (and are still suffering) from what could be the most damaging hurricane in the region's history. Among the many problems left in Sandy's wake has been the shutdown of the New York City subway system, which -- along with our buses and commuter railroads -- is the region's transportation and economic lifeline. In Manhattan, some people walked to work on Wednesday and Thursday. Others rode bicycles or struggled with limited bus service or shared taxis. But without a functioning subway system, moving people and conducting business in the nation's largest city became a monumental challenge. Workers making trips of less than ten miles from Br...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/egoldstein/safeguarding...

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