A Cautionary Tale

04 Sep 2018 

The pictures from Italy of the collapsed Morandi Bridge should be a wake-up call that the United States desperately needs to get its own infrastructure house in order. We all know the numbers: interstate highways more than 60 years old, 80-year-old bridges in desperate need of repair, air-traffic control radar from World War II, rail system from more than a century ago.

Nowhere is this more evident than in and around New Jersey and New York, where any regular subway rider, commuter-train passenger, driver or air traveler can tell you his or her own horror story about getting into, out of and around the region.

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