Dear New York,
You’ve got a significant infrastructure problem. Traffic has reached a new level of frustrating. I’m happy to see that you’re making some improvements to your highways, but having a planned closing of 3 of the 4 lanes on the G.W. Bridge’s top deck in the hours preceding rush hour is probably not a smart tactic. Also, maybe some signage would help. Signage that could perhaps help direct some of the traffic that was forced to wait 2 hours yesterday to drive the 0.8 miles approaching the bridge to the lower deck which had a much shorter backup. When it comes to helpful driving information remember that sharing is caring.
Rubbing salt into the wound, after waiting 2 hours to drive over said bridge – it’s extra painful to pay $12 for the luxury of using the bridge. Dang Port Authority, that’s quite a fare hike from the $8 of days past.
I appreciate that this problem is very likely much more complicated than at first glance. But perhaps we can use my irritation as a litmus paper for that of the general traveler. Hopefully you’re working on a solution. In the meantime, let’s try some improved communication!