November 29, 2017 | Number of The Day
Age in years of Hudson rail tunnel

The phrase “aging infrastructure” is tossed around so much these days that it’s hard to know exactly what it means, so here’s a real-world example. The Hudson rail tunnel shared by New Jersey Transit and Amtrak turned 107 this week, as did the Portal Bridge. That means both have been in service since before the Titanic set out on its ill-fated maiden voyage or the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly line.