Leaders from the federal government, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New Jersey Transit testified before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development.
Witnesses addressed the damage done by Hurricane Sandy on the New York City regional transportation systems and what is needed to repair the systems and rebuild infrastructure that may withstand a similar storm.
Participants on panel one included: Peter Rogoff, Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration and Ms. Yolanda Chavez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Witnesses on panel two included: Mr. James Weinstein, Executive Director, New Jersey Transit; Mr. Thomas Prendergast, President, MTA New York City Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and Mr. Patrick Foye, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) chaired this hearing.