Photo by Daniel C Sommer
After Hurricane Sandy crashed through the east coast on Monday, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Chairman Joseph J. Lhota described the storm as having “wreaked havoc” on NYC’s public transportation system. In the following hours, as all public transit service remained suspended, estimates for the restoration of the 108-year-old subway system—parts of which were severely flooded by the storm—ranged from three weeks to several months. While there is still no definitive timeline on a return to full service, Governor Andrew Cuomo stated this afternoon that some limited subway service will be restored as early as tomorrow.
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