NJ TRANSIT has already begun preparations for Hurricane Sandy, according to spokesman John Durso.
Durso provided the following information regarding preparations on the rail, light rail, and bus routes in New Jersey:
- NJ TRANSIT’s maintenance forces have begun stockpiling stone, while inspecting culverts, drainage pipes and rights-of-way to ensure they are clear of blockages that could exacerbate flooding and disrupt rail service.
- NJ TRANSIT rail and light rail crews and equipment will be on standby to respond to downed trees, wires and flooding.
- Bus and Access Link maintenance and staff will be on-call 24/7 to respond to problems, and the NJ TRANSIT customer service's field offices and call center are prepared to extend their hours of operation if needed, Durso said.
Updates can also be delivered to portable electronic devices through the My Transit alert system. Visit www.njtransit.com/mytransit to sign up.
For more information, call NJ TRANSIT at (973) 275-5555.