New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says it’s time to “get back to normal and back to work” after Hurricane Sandy. For commuters who depend on the state’s rail system to reach Manhattan, that’s easier said than done.
Andre Wilkerson has taken the train to every football game in the Meadowlands Sports Complex since New Jersey Transit opened a rail line there last year. It’s never been as overcrowded as it was last night for the New York Jets’ first game at their new stadium, he said.
New Jersey Transit, the largest statewide mass-transit network in the U.S., froze new spending on an $8.7 billion rail tunnel into Manhattan after the federal government estimated the project may run $1 billion over budget.