The following comment was posted on Facebook:
The Northeast Corridor megalopolis is the United States’ central economic nervous system. Without it (and the essential transportation infrastructure necessary for it to be functional), both the Northeastern and the entire Nation’s economic stability becomes compromised.
Very soon, the Northeast Corridor may be lacking a crucial piece of transportation infrastructure- Amtrak’s Hudson River tunnels. A recent report cites the necessity to take one or both tubes out of service for at at least a year to make critical repairs to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Without these tunnels, essential intercity and commuter rail service could be reduced by 75%, causing mobility options in the Northeast to become limited and unreliable.
Unfortunately, the only solution to to build a new set of tunnels before the existing ones have to be taken out of service. This must be done as fast as humanly possible. This means there’s NO TIME left for dithering with additional studies and lame political/financial hurdles. The ONLY other choice is decades of unacceptable levels of mobility and economic instability.
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