Just about the same thing happened yesterday morning, except with numerous head end power failures tossed into the mix. Those were, if I understand the situation correctly, New Jersey Transit locomotives. Today, there is a bridge failure. All of this points to the almost desperate decline of American infrastructure. We are trying to operate a world class economy on second-world utilities and transportation.
You can follow today’s soap opera here. And this is the head.
Service in and out of New York Penn Station from New Jersey has been restored, but delays are expected after a temporary suspension earlier this morning, according to NJ Transit.
Spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett said the problem began when Amtrak was unable to close the portal bridge in Kearny.