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SEPTA getting $1.2 million for Sandy efforts


WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal transportation officials say they are providing nearly $1.2 million in aid to reimburse southeastern Pennsylvania's transit agency for the cost of its Superstorm Sandy preparation and recovery efforts.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Wednesday.

He says the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Transportation Authority is getting reimbursed for costs incurred from securing and protecting transit services before Sandy struck, implementing emergency activities to restore service during and after the storm, and boosting customer service to keep the public informed.

SEPTA serves Philadelphia and suburban Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Also Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transit Authority received $193 million and the Port Authority Trans-Hudson received $195 million. They serve New York and New Jersey, which suffered extensive damage from the storm last October.


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