Water Main Break

Transportation Nation

What Happens When 140-Year-Old Water Main Bursts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Voicing the frustrations of many New Yorkers, Greta Floyd from Jamaica, Queens, said the subway disruptions were a major annoyance. "It's not that inconvenient; it's just lately everything in New York is a natural disaster. Every time something happens, everything falls apart."

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New Jersey News

Old Water Pipes, New Development...Big Problem

Thursday, April 04, 2013


A string of water main breaks in Hoboken last week is causing the city to take a closer look at its aging drinking water system.

The city has had to repair anywhere from 12 to 37 water mains each year. In 2012, the city had to repair 21 water mains.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: US Mayors Want Fully Funded Transpo Bill, Toll Hikes Send Staten Islanders Flocking to E-ZPass

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Top stories on TN:

MTA unveils iPad-like informational kiosk at some subway stations. (Link)

Audi is using fraying infrastructure and stupid drivers to sell cars. (Link)

Some NYC parking meters are experiencing second lives as bike racks. (Link)

An aeroponic garden at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

A group of U.S. mayors met with congressional leaders and White House officials to push for a "comprehensive, fully-funded" transportation bill. (The Hill)

New York City's Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a transit-disrupting water main break on Manhattan's Upper West Side. (WNYC)

Bus vs. train: which system does more to help a city? The answer: it depends. (TheStreet)

After this weekend's toll hikes went into effect, Staten Islanders are lining up to buy E-ZPass. (Staten Island Advance)

The pedestrian safety officer program on three East River bridges is costing NYC $80,000 a month. (NY Daily News)

San Francisco BART protesters have gone from wild to mild. (SFist)

St. Paul (MN) businesses, which have been struggling during the Central Corridor light rail construction, may get a financial boost thanks to the project meeting a key deadline. (Minnesota Public Radio)

Chicago's O'Hare Airport now has a no-soil, vertical garden that grows everything from Swiss Chard to green beans, right between Terminals 2 and 3 on Concourse G. (Marketplace)

The Long Island town of Ronkonkoma is seeking a developer for a 50-acre mixed-use hub that would "create new businesses and jobs, expand the property tax base, keep young people from leaving Long Island, encourage the use of mass transit, and create a regional destination." (Newsday)

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DEP Investigating Water Main Break on UWS

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New York City's Department of Environmental Protection is investigating why a water main burst on Manhattan's Upper West Side Monday. The rupture, on West 106th Street near Central Park West, disrupted mass transit for much of the day, flooded subway stations, and created a crater in the street.



Water Main Break Shuts Down Several Subway Lines

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crew are working overnight to try and restore subway service on the A, B, C, and D lines in time for the morning rush after a water main break Monday. A 94-year old water main broke around 11:00 a.m. under W 106th Street at Central Park West, causing the shut down of the entire B and C lines and curtailed service on the A and D lines. 

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