Federal grant comes to Westchester for Sandy costs for Bee-Line system


U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey announced today that Westchester County will receive a $317,000 grant to reimburse costs for the Bee-Line bus system during Hurricane Sandy.

During Sandy, transportation staff worked to survey roads for closures and unsafe conditions, monitored delays and detours and worked to protect facilities and vehicles, according to the announcement from Lowey’s office.

“Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of Westchester County and required transit officials to put significant resources into preparation, emergency response and clean up,” Lowey said in a statement. “As Westchester County’s families and businesses continue to recover from Sandy, the announcement of this critical federal aid for the county is welcome news and will help ease the financial burden of the county’s Sandy response.”

The funds being awarded to Westchester County come from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, which was passed in January.


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