“Let’s say you get on the train from Princeton to New Brunswick today...That’s 16 miles. It takes you 20 minutes by train. All of a sudden there’s delays and they can’t get on that train, so they hop in their car. That’s 45 minutes today. You put all of the ...
November 12, 2015John Flores
Built more than a century ago, the fraying tubes that carry NJ Transit and Amtrak trains are the biggest chokepoint in the Northeast, and the source of frequent delays for commuters. For years, the tunnels have needed extended repairs that are impossible to do while keeping trains running. The situation ...
October 30, 2015John Flores
Another step in the long journey to a new rail tunnel to Manhattan has been taken, with NJ Transit agreeing to conduct an environmental impact study. The study is expected to last two to three years and will focus on the area between Secaucus Junction and the existing tunnel. The ...
October 20, 2015John Flores
"Because the tunnels were flooded in Sandy and are deteriorating faster than we anticipated — and purely because the tunnels are old, far too old — they are, inevitably, only a few years away from being structurally unsound. 'Closed in need of repairs.' We are fast approaching a regional transportation Armageddon: ...
October 13, 2015John Flores
"One of the region's critical major infrastructure projects has, however, languished for years: a new Hudson River rail tunnel. Acknowledged as a national priority, the rail tunnel connects New Jersey with New York. More importantly, it is the linchpin for Amtrak's entire 457 mile-long Northeast Corridor route that is used ...
September 15, 2015John Flores