As Christie Orders Infrastructure Work Stoppage, Some Warn of Lasting Implications

Tom Wright, president of the influential Regional Plan Association, said the consequences of a shutdown could be far reaching. Many of the large construction companies that work on infrastructure projects have responsibilities in other states and may be forced to move their New Jersey jobs to the bottom of their priority lists, he said.

"What it does is kind of upend the whole pipeline and it causes ripple effects that are going to delay very important and critical projects,” he said. "They’ll move on to a project somewhere else. This is going to have long-term repercussions that are going to be really damaging to the state.”


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