“Several miles from Princeton, drivers are playing chicken as they detour across a single-lane bridge. In Summit, the prolonged shutdown of a century-old crossing has forced nearby businesses to lay off workers. And in Hoboken, the delay of the long-awaited rehabilitation of a critical connection to the Lincoln Tunnel threatens to disrupt back-to-school traffic.”
New York Times/New Jersey Drivers Fume as Road and Bridge Work Stops
It’s a fundamental fact that infrastructure – our roads, bridges, tunnels, and rails – isthe backbone of the economy. The Romans knew this. The British did too. And so did we in the 1950s-1970s when we poured billions into the Interstate Highway System. Now, with the TTF nearly bankrupt and projects throughout the state on hold, let’s hope that we remember how important investments in infrastructure really are.
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