ARC Project Cancelled; Many Miffed
Sure enough, NJ Governor Christie canceled the ARC project yesterday and economist Paul Krugman has some strong thoughts on this:
It was a destructive and incredibly foolish decision on multiple levels. But it shouldn’t have been all that surprising. We are no longer the nation that used to amaze the world with its visionary projects. We have become, instead, a nation whose politicians seem to compete over who can show the least vision, the least concern about the future and the greatest willingness to pander to short-term, narrow-minded selfishness.
It certainly is disappointing. With only one, very old tunnel connecting the two states, commuters can’t catch a break here. We can’t all drive into the city.