Princeton, New Jersey, can cope with the headache of a $330 million construction zone around its Ivy League university, the town’s biggest taxpayer. Disrespect for the Dinky, though, is another matter.
On top of having to fix damaged tracks and an operations center ruined by floodwaters, New Jersey Transit’s biggest obstacle to restoring full service for 276,000 daily rail commuters may be finding cars and engines.
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.