Thousands of daily commuters to New York City were treated to several days of hell last week when an NJ Transit train derailed in Penn Station, knocking eight of the Amtrak-owned facility’s 21 tracks out of commission. The accident raises the issue of whether our priorities are right. NJ Transit has been starved in the budgets of Gov. Chris Christie and Amtrak has trouble getting its budgets approved in Washington. Meanwhile, the newly flush Transportation Trust Fund anticipates most of that money going to repair our crumbling roads and bridges.
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