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Puerto Rico Power Restoration Underway

Some two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, local reports state that, although almost 25 percent of the island’s municipalities remain without electricity, the government anticipates that 95 percent of power will be restored by Dec. 15. Current production is close to 60 percent.

APTA has collected $13,500 to help employees of Tren Urbano, the island’s rail system, including $10,000 from the Business Member Board of Governors and more from participants in the APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO in Atlanta and APTA staff.

The Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority will use $8.7 million in federal funds through FHWA to repair the first 720 intersections on the island with traffic lights knocked out by the hurricane. “Virtually 100 percent of the traffic lights in Puerto Rico suffered damages during the passage of Hurricane Maria,” said Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
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