Monday, August 19, 2013
Now it can be told: New Jersey transit never had a plan to move its trains to low-lying areas during Sandy. The decision to move much of its fleet to rail yards in the Meadowlands and Hoboken resulted in damage to almost 400 locomotives and rail cars, snarling commutes for months. But according to documents newly released to the Record newspaper, that wasn't the plan at all.
Friday, May 17, 2013
New Jersey Transit has released its hurricane plan. Even so, portions of the, slim, three-and-a-half page plan remain blacked out, including -- significantly -- information on where trains would be stored during hurricanes. Some $120 million of NJ Transit trains stored in low-lying areas during storm Sandy were flooded. Since then, the agency has been fiercely secretive, going so far as to black out the date that the hurricane plan was drawn up, citing security reasons.