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Commentary: Clock is ticking on America's most urgent transportation project

from CityLab

CityLab's Laura Bliss writes: "Connecting New York and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River, the North River tunnels serve millions of passengers each day. More than 100 years old, the two tracks also suffer frequent delays due to mechanical failures, compounded by Hurricane Sandy's flooding. Senators on both sides of the Hudson have argued the tunnels could soon require an extended, full-scale closure for major overhauls — which would 'essentially shut down the Northeast Corridor.

"So if you thought Penn Station's 'summer of hell,' which kicked off Monday, sounded bad, remember that things could get much, much worse." more

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