On Monday, New York’s WNYC published a thorough investigation into New Jersey Transit’s lack of preparedness for Superstorm Sandy.
On one hand, there was New York’s MTA, with its years of experience in dealing with severe storms.
The MTA plan for severe storms is detailed in six binders, each four inches thick. The agency also provided its timeline and plans for moving its trains.
On the other, there was New Jersey Transit, which used faulty flood predictions and took months to fully recover. Where were its “six binders, each four inches thick?”
[NJ Transit executive director Jim Weinstein] testified that his agency put together its storm plan long before Sandy.
“There was a very detailed plan complied by the railroad — not the Friday before the storm, but in the wake of Irene on where to store the equipment,” he said. “There were lengthy calls on where the equipment is going and it’s all documented and detailed.”
WNYC used the Open Public Records Act to ask for documentation of this plan. The images that follow are scans of what the agency sent back.
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