News MTA to get $400M in Sandy aid for tunnels The Battery Tunnel Underpass after Sandy. Photo Credit: Mayor's Office By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Updated April 16, 2014 8:14 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The federal government will give more than $400 million to the MTA for repairs and flood mitigation projects at the Brooklyn Battery-Hugh L. Carey and Queens-Midtown tunnels, Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday. Repairs to the two tunnels will get $329 million of the aid package. "This massive and appropriate reimbursement by FEMA enables the MTA to repair the catastrophic damage wrought when the Sandy-surge completely submerged the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and flooded the Queens Midtown Tunnel," he said. The $74.5 million in mitigation efforts will protect the tunnels and nearby facilities against flooding and protect power and mechanical systems. By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.