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NJ Transit parked rail equipment
in locations predicted to flood
during Sandy, report says

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 11/20/2012 12:06:08 AM

Twenty-four percent of NJ Transit´s rail fleet was damaged during Hurricane Sandy after rail cars and locomotives were stored in two rail yards that forecasters predicted would flood, according to a report on Reuters.com. The decision might cost the transit agency tens of millions of dollars to make the necessary repairs, which could take months, Reuters said. NJ Transit parked equipment at Meadows Maintenance Complex, near the Hackensack and Passaic rivers and at its Hoboken terminal and rail yard. A person described as a "senior transportation official" told Retuers that NJ Transit launched a

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Government/union partnership in action: public transit company left its trains in an area where they were sure to be damaged, incurring enormous expenses and emergency overtime repair work.

Linked article at Reuters is far more detailed, adding that much of the equipment left to be damaged was the railroad´s newest.

Given the track record of such concerns, a nice round of holiday bonuses is in the cards.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: avikingman, 11/20/2012 12:21:45 AM     (No. 9024659)

Sorta like the school buses in "The Chalklatt" city during Katrina.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/20/2012 12:41:53 AM     (No. 9024669)

More Affirmative Action.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/20/2012 2:17:47 AM     (No. 9024691)

This will not cost NJ Transit one cent. The taxpayers of New Jersey will be proud and happy to pay for it all. They will be equally gleeful to pay for the gigantic salaries and bloated pensions of the government geniuses that allowed it all to happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: flatwater, 11/20/2012 2:34:01 AM     (No. 9024698)

Lots and lots of overtime for New Jersey union goons, along with millions and millions of federal taxpayer dollars pouring into the unions to assist with the cost....

It´s so corrupt I could vomit.

I HATE UNIONS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/20/2012 2:46:44 AM     (No. 9024705)

Look for the union label

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/20/2012 3:14:38 AM     (No. 9024718)

NJ taxpayers will pay? Not hardly. The rest of us will pay for new cars.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/20/2012 3:36:34 AM     (No. 9024730)

The sad part of this is that BloomieChristCuomo never learned from Katrina and Allison. These maroons couldn´t take the lessons from both these, one a cat 3 hurricane and another a storm like Sandy. Allison damaged the Texas Medical Center and lots of private properties in Houston and Galveston. Residents did not wait for Gooberment to get them up and going. Power was lost in areas for more than 2 weeks. Neighbors helped neighbors. Why can´t NJ residents do the same? A nation of takers cannot stand on their own 2 feet!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/20/2012 10:23:50 AM     (No. 9025370)

Old cars, insurance fraud?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: distorted, 11/20/2012 10:44:02 AM     (No. 9025444)

Someone needs to check bank accounts for transfers from rail equipment makers to railroad personnel.

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