SEPTA to get $1.2M for Sandy relief

Posted: March 07, 2013

SEPTA will get $1.2 million from federal hurricane relief funds to reimburse it for costs related to Hurricane Sandy, transportation secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday.

The money will reimburse SEPTA for costs of moving and securing vehicles, sandbagging vents above the Broad Street subway, manning pump rooms, and paying overtime to workers to staff the control center and customer service center around the clock, as well as to remove trees and repair downed wires after the storm, chief financial officer Richard Burnfield said.

An additional $390 million will go to the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. for expenses for preparing for and recovering from Sandy.

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