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Report warned NJ Transit
officials of flood risk

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Karen Rouse

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/26/2012 11:39:12 AM

A report on climate change completed for NJ Transit months before superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey urged the agency to begin planning for higher storm surges that could envelop rail yards, destroy track beds and corrode switches, gates and signals. The Oct. 29 storm caused more than $400 million in damage to the agency’s system. The $45,990 study included a map that shows the Kearny and Hoboken rail yards sit squarely in “storm surge areas.” Sandy floodwaters inundated both yards, swamping locomotives and rail cars — including 84 new multilevel passenger cars — and damaging spare parts. In those two yards, damage

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Hundreds of millions of dollars´ worth of damages, rail service still not at 100% 2 months after the storm, direct warnings ignored, and the high-paid directors at NJ Transit appear to have been cleared after state and federal investigations.

Has "rising star" Chris Christie weighed in on this? Selective indignation at public malfeasance.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/26/2012 12:19:05 PM     (No. 9084324)

OP, just take a look at the map of the Hoboken rail yard. Google or whatever "Observer highway Hoboken NJ" and look at where it sits and tell me if a report is necessary to inform one of the risk of flooding?
No one will ever get fired for this. I can almost guarantee you it was a Union work rule/lack of manpower issue that caused this and those are the kinda mistakes that always get buried......

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Reply 2 - Posted by: merc55h, 12/26/2012 12:46:45 PM     (No. 9084379)

These NJ Transit boobs were as dumb as the crooked mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagan was when he left 700 school busses to be flooded by Katrina. Idiots,,,,,,,

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 12/26/2012 1:43:17 PM     (No. 9084484)

The good news is that they only had to pay about $50k to learn that water seeks its own level. For that fee, I would provide them my expose´ about water flowing downhill - but wait! for just 10% more(plus shipping and handling) I´ll throw in my report about how the vast majority of people don´t thoroughly chew their corn.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hershey, 12/26/2012 2:21:40 PM     (No. 9084545)

Seems like there were a lot of busses left behind in New Orleans before that hurricane...

Makes one wonder what those people use for brains....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 12/26/2012 2:39:37 PM     (No. 9084582)

I was not aware that the storage yard is right on the bank of the Hudson River, a stones throw from NY Harbor. What idiots

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/26/2012 3:38:20 PM     (No. 9084657)

This report was issued by leftist idiots trying to validate the presence of global warming.That´s why nobody paid any attention to it. This is just a coincidence that the left can flap their jaws over and say see,I told you so.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 12/26/2012 5:59:55 PM     (No. 9084809)

Isn´t it wonderful that the ´right´ people can get almost 50 GRAND to write a report of inspection with warnings of what MIGHT happen and NOBODY does anything at all with it and then...wham! Lo and behold, the stuff hits the fan and every body will point to somebody else for the very stuff they were told was very possible...nice gig if you can get it.

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