Gas stations on or near main highways or expressways will be required to have transfer switches so that generator power can be used.
A New Jersey town wants to make sure all of its essential businesses are equipped with emergency generators to prevent the chaos that occurred after Superstorm Sandy.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced federal relief money will help gas stations pay for electrical wiring to use generators that would keep gas flowing during power outages.
The stations are located in North Plainfield, Trenton, Manasquan, Lawrenceville and Scotch Plains. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also names their parent company, a fuel distributor and fuel transporter.
The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.
The gas stations involved in this latest probe include four on Long Island, six in New York City and two in Westchester County.
Gas rationing was over in New York City Saturday, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an order allowing the post-Superstorm Sandy restriction to expire.
For at least one day, drivers in the New York metro area seemed to be getting a break from spending hours at gas lines during Superstorm Sandy.
New York cabbies on Monday night were demanding an express lane at local gas stations, as they complained of waiting up to 6 hours a day to refuel.
Consumer Affairs says 41 gas stations are found in Manhattan, primarily above 96th Street and along 10th and 11th Avenues.