FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
FTA Section 5324 Emergency Relief Program
Allocations for Hurricane Sandy, by Agency
March 29, 2013
|Agency||Funds Allocated for Priority Reimbursement1||Pro-Rated Allocations2||Total Allocations|
|CT||Greater Bridgeport Transit District||
For staffing and other resources beyond normal levels associated with supervision and evacuation assistance provided to the Regionís Emergency Operations Center along with evacuations and clean-up following the storm and prior to the resumption of service.
|CT||Milford Transit District||
For operating expenses associated with evacuations, transporting residents for the City of Milfordís Safe and Warm Program in areas without power, and for debris removal.
|CT||Connecticut Department of Transportation||
For extraordinary labor and material costs incurred in preparation for the storm.
|MA||Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority||
To move subway vehicles throughout the storm; monitor the routes for damage; remove downed tree limbs and a damaged catenary pole; activate temporary shuttle bus place of Green Line; repair signal system.
|NY||New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority||
For repair and restoration of the East River tunnels; the South Ferry/Whitehall station; the Rockaway line; rail yards, maintenance shops, and other facilities; and heavy rail cars. The funds support work by New York City Transit; the Staten Island, Long Island, and Metro-North railroads; and MTA Bus.
|NY||New York City Department of Transportation3||
To reimburse the NYC DOT and other entities as part of a consolidated request for various activities prior, during, and after the storm to protect the Staten Island Ferry, its equipment, and personnel, the East River Ferry service, and Governors Island, including the Battery Maritime Building ferry waiting room . Emergency measures included moving transit equipment to higher ground, operating ferry vessels at berths to prevent damage; debris removal; reestablishing public transportation service; protecting, preparing and securing Ferry Terminals at St. George and Whitehall, facilities and offices to address potential flooding; staffing and operating ferryboats at berths to prevent damage; and performing shelter-in-place operations for worker protection during the storm.
|NY, NJ||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey4||
For efforts undertaken to address the stormís catastrophic impact on commuter rail service between New York and New Jersey (including the Hoboken-World Trade Center service and service between Hudson and Essex counties in New Jersey and Manhattan). Funds were expended to set up alternative commuter service; repair electric substations and signal infrastructure; replace and repair rolling stock; and repair maintenance facilities. Also $54.2 million for the World Trade Center Hub project, which was inundated by approximately 125 million gallons of tidal water. Recovery efforts included pumping; cleaning up debris; and repairing or replacing damaged and destroyed equipment, such as electrical switchgear and substation equipment.
|NJ||New Jersey Transit Corporation||
For repair and replacement of equipment and facilities, restoration of bus service, and emergency bus and special ferry operations to transport NJT passengers to and from Manhattan until rail service and tunnel operations could be restored. Also to repair extensive damage due to flooding to facilities, rail infrastructure and equipment, including Hoboken Yard and Terminal, maintenance facilities and power substations, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line, Newark City Subway Light Rail System, North Jersey Coast Commuter Rail Line and Gladstone Branch Commuter Rail Line.
|NY||City of Long Beach||
For emergency protective measures taken, such as evacuating residents to shelters, moving transit equipment to protect against the storm, providing additional transit service in place of the disabled Long Island Rail Road, and emergency repairs to buses damaged by salt water erosion.
|NY||Westchester County Department of Transportation||
For emergency protective measures to minimize the impact of extreme weather on the Bee-Line bus system, such as surveying roads for closure and maintaining personnel onsite at transit garages, as well as restoring service following the storm.
|PA||Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority||
For securing and protecting transit service serving Philadelphia and the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery prior to the storm; emergency activities during and after the storm to resume service as quickly as possible; and enhanced customer service to communicate with the public when service was suspended or resumed.
|RI||Rhode Island Public Transit Authority||
For buses and personnel brought in to support evacuations of residents in Washington County.
|N/A||Other agencies to be determined||2% of pro-rated allocation5||N/A||$28,048,497||$28,048,497|
1 Funds allocated through Emergency Relief Program in accordance with Disaster Relief Appropriations Act for priority reimbursable expenditures which met three eligible categories as determined by FTA.
2 Funds allocated through Emergency Relief Program on a pro-rated basis for eligible emergency operations and capital projects. Recipients must develop a proposed program of projects and submit them to FTA for review before funds can be obligated.
3 New York City Department of Transportation's pro-rated allocation includes an allocation of $11,700,000 for an expense that is pending validation.
4 Includes two project-specific allocations. A total of $159,720,171 has been allocated for the Port Authority Trans Hudson Rail Service and $54,243,826 has been allocated for the World Trade Center Hub Project.
5 Pro-rated allocation for "other" is reserved for agencies that have additional costs that were not allocated under the Category One, Two, Three allocation and have not received an allocation based on their currently estimated cost of recovery.