Federal Funds to Be Spent on East River Tunnels

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -

Amtrak will use part of the $86 million it has received in Superstorm Sandy federal recovery funding to improve maintenance of four East River tunnels that carry hundreds of thousands of Long Island Railroad customers in and out of Manhattan every day. In the year since the storm, several issues involving broken rails in the tunnels have led to hours-long delays for commuters traveling through Penn Station.