PA of NY and NJ approves $59M in hurricane funds

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is spending $59 million to prepare its facilities for the upcoming hurricane season. The Port Authority's Board of Commissioners approved the money at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Executive Director Patrick Foye says the measures are part of the agency's efforts to protect its facilities from severe weather events like Superstorm Sandy.

The money approved Wednesday will go toward efforts such as the instillation of pumps and flood barriers in the PATH train system and more pumps and generators at the World Trade Center site.

The agency says it has approved $450 million in Sandy-related efforts, including recovery, cleanup and mitigation.