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New York and New Jersey Getting More Aid for Superstorm Sandy Damage

by Associated Press
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The Federal Government Will Give over $1 Billion to New York and New Jersey.

The federal government is announcing $1.4 billion in aid to transit agencies affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Most of the aid announced Friday by US. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is going to four agencies in New York and New Jersey.

They are the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, PATH, New Jersey Transit and the New York City Department of Transportation.

Federal Transit Administration head Peter Rogoff said that more than one-third of America's transit riders use the systems most heavily damaged by Sandy.

He said restoring those systems in the tri-state region is imperative.

A total of $10.9 billion was appropriated to transit agencies for disaster relief after Sandy hit last October.

The amount was reduced by $545 million because of the mandatory federal budget cut that took effect on March 1.

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