The moonscape highways around Fort Lee, New Jersey, have left cracked axles, bent rims and chunks of tire strewn across the lot at George Washington Bridge Towing. While the traffic jams Governor Chris Christie’s crew engineered here are gone, these broken vehicle parts show that the consequences of their boss’s economic choices endure.
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.
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.
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.