MTA asks for help to cover costs of Irene's damage last summer
The MTA is hoping to recover some of the $65 million it lost because of Tropical Storm Irene last August.
The agency expects the Federal Emergency Management Agency to reimburse about 75% of the costs.
Its insurers have already made a $5 million payment in advance, the MTA announced Monday.
Metro-North was hit hardest by the storm, sustaining about $27 million in damages.
New York City Transit lost about $22 million from overtime needed to prepare for the storm and from fare revenue it didn't receive because subway and bus service was suspended for a day.