David Cruz, NJ Today | September 4, 2013 3:45 PM | Comments
With the governor and the Energy Secretary on hand, NJ Transit announced that it is taking the first steps to plan for the construction of NJ TransitGrid, a so-called micro-grid that would allow the transit system to operate independently of the main grid in case of an emergency, like Sandy.VIDEO
The next edition of MetroFocus features mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, a review of the Five Borough Ballot reporting project, New Jersey's micro-grid study, an upcoming documentary about Billie Jean King, and the Central Park BioBlitzVIDEO
This week: a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists, an interview with Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, how nature can protect us from natural disasters, and the story of self-taught artist GC MyersVIDEO
MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Ford Foundation, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold, Betty and John Levin, and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.