New Jersey's transit system sustained $400 million in damage when Superstorm Sandy roared through last fall. To help make the system more resilient in the future, the state and the U.S. Department of Energy will work together to build an advanced electrical microgrid that would keep commuter trains in service in the event of natural disasters. "It's not just about building seawalls, as important as that may be, or about elevating structures close to the sea," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. "It's also about building smart as we rebuild the infrastructure."

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