NYC's Subways Are Up and Running Again - How'd They Do It?

It's taken a Herculean effort to get New York's subway system up and running again after Sandy; but it's one that's progressed far below the streets of the city and out of view of most. Morgan Clendaniel examines what MTA employees have been up to.
November 6, 2012, 7am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"Workers from the MTA have been toiling tirelessly since Sandy struck a week ago to get the city's subways and tunnels back up and running," writes Clendaniel. "We already showed you some images of how much water there was in just one subway station. The truth is, there wasn't some magic solution to getting it all out, just plenty of heroic effort and a huge amount of pumps, including a special pump-equipped subway car that you can see in the photos above, which sucks the water out of tunnels."

As of Saturday, 80 percent of New York's subway service had been restored. See the article's accompanying slideshow for a glimpse of the amazing effort it's taken to come that far. 

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Published on Monday, November 5, 2012 in Fast Company Co.Exist
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