A symbol of America’s ailing infrastructure, Lock No. 52 on the Ohio River is responsible for a shipping bottleneck that hobbles commerce far and wide.
For more than 300 years, members of the Sandy Hook Pilots Association have been helping ships navigate the confines of the busiest port on the East Coast.
Highway deaths have surged in the last two years, and experts put much of the blame on in-car use of smartphones and dashboard apps.
At a hearing with state lawmakers, the new leader of the agency, Steven Santoro, called the issues “unacceptable” and pledged improvements.