Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:46 am.

How the NYC Subway got back on track after Sandy

To the subway’s chief maintenance officer, the storm’s encroaching waters were even more obvious. He was forced to flee with his flashlight from the South Ferry station in Lower Manhattan as the waters charged over the platform and up the terminal stairs, chasing him like an attack dog.

Great article by the New York Times’ Matt Flegenheimer about the MTA’s (somewhat surprising!) competency after getting knocked over by the worst storm in the subway system’s history. The storm highlighted how flimsy a lot of our infrastructure and systems are, but the Subway could have returned a lot slower. Nice work, seriously.