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OPINION: Wrong course

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For most of us, if we have a leaky roof or something in our home that needs repair, we save up so that we can fix it. It would be nice if our gas or electric provider would just hand us money for repairs, but that’s just not reality. In a lawsuit over climate change, the city of Hoboken is trying this trick to get money for its own infrastructure projects. By, Michael Thulen Jr. , former president of the Point Pleasant Borough Council.

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The road ahead (access required)

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - May 8 2012: New Jersey Transit commuter trains and platform at the Erie Lackawanna rail terminal in Hoboken New Jersey

New Jersey supporters say the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package moving through Congress could bring billions of dollars for the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, rails and tunnels. But many on the transportation side contend the historic infusion of cash means public leaders need to take a hard look at how citizens get around.

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Still powerful (access required)

Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. - NEW YORK STATE THRUWAY AUTHORITY

Facing resistance to his original $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal, President Joe Biden appears to be closer to achieving a bipartisan compromise on a less-costly $1.2 trillion deal. While lopping nearly 50% off the total funding, the wide-ranging proposal still directs federal money to clean transportation and clean energy initiatives, in addition to lead pipe replacement and other cleanup efforts that a June 24 White House news release says will create more union and other jobs. If it passes, New Jersey could benefit, according to some insiders.

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Infrastructure opportunities (access required)

If President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal is passed in some form, T&M Associates and other engineering firms could see a lot more work like the firm's construction management and inspection services for the $13 million Grasselli Access Road Bridge in Linden coming their way — and the Northeast region as a whole will be better off, according to John Cimino, chief strategy officer at the national engineering and technical services consulting company.

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