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MTA equipment that was damaged in Hurricane Sandy, Photo by Jill Colvin

After superstorm Sandy left the NYC subway system in shambles, the MTA has been considering a number of options to prevent mass transit damage in future storms. So far, innovations like flood gates that seal subway entrances and giant balloons that inflate to block underground tunnels are at the top of their list. In a recent press conference, New York City Transit president Thomas Prendergast informed New Yorkers that the MTA is weighing several measures - from better sand bagging to adding more pump trains and protective gear - to create a viable plan for the future.

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  1. Minna December 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    The British one is amnaizg. Not cheap (a34.99) but amnaizg. I ind myself using it in preference to their website even when I’s sat at a computer. There’s something about paring down an application, and adding a dash of location awareness, that makes these public transport apps real winners. The London bus one’s cool too.