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New Jersey Exploring ‘Microgrid' To Keep Mass Transit Running After Disaster

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As a New Jersey Transit train approaches, the Stand Behind The Yellow Line safety stripe on the platform can be seen at the train station Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTIC CITY—The Christie administration is pushing forward with an effort to build an independent electricity grid that could keep mass transit systems running in the event of a major disaster.

If funded, the “microgrid” could keep PATH, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Amtrak and NJ Transit north of Princeton operational in the event of a widespread power outage in the state.

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