Report on NJ Transit Sandy Performance Released

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -

Better flood mapping and protection of critical facilities are needed for New Jersey Transit to survive the next major storm, a review of the agency’s Superstorm Sandy performance concluded in a report released Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. Among the recommendations is that NJ Transit consider portable or permanent flood barriers at facilities such as the Meadows Maintenance Complex in Kearny, site of severe flooding in October 2012. The agency was heavily criticized for not moving rail cars and locomotives out of that facility and another one in Hoboken, resulting in more than $100 million in damage. In a response, NJ Transit said it has addressed or is addressing each recommendation.