Opinion: Governor’s transportation policies running on empty
On April 12, the northbound lanes of the 82-year-old Pulaski Skyway were shut to allow for major repairs. While necessary, the Skyway project encapsulates all that has gone wrong with transportation policy during Governor Christie’s tenure.
New Jersey’s dynamic economy relies heavily on transportation infrastructure – especially commuter rail access to Manhattan. In 2003, the existing commuter rail tunnels reached their full capacity, meaning New Jersey Transit is unable to add additional service to meet peak morning and evening demand.
At more than 100 years old, these tunnels represent a precarious yet vital link that needs constant attention and repair. This bottleneck will become even more problematic in the coming years as New Jersey is expected to grow to nearly 10 million residents by 2030.
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This article was originally published in The Record.
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