Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Chris Christie

Cuomo and Christie Play Chicken With Trans-Hudson Train Commuters

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It’s been almost five years since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed the ARC tunnel. Things haven’t improved since. The existing two-track rail tunnel, already at capacity, has continued to shoulder growing ridership comprised mostly of NJ Transit commuters. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy added a dose of corrosive salt water to the century-old tunnels. Amtrak warns that one or […]
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Chris Christie Keeps Trying to Balance NJ’s Books on Backs of Transit Riders

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Governor Chris Christie has really made a mess of New Jersey’s transportation finances. Since 2011, the governor’s “flipping the couch cushions” strategy has resulted in the state amassing an additional $5.2 billion in debt. New Jersey’s gas tax has not increased since the 1980s and is the second lowest in the nation. Without new revenue, predictably enough the […]