The annual New Jersey Chamber of Commerce “Walk to Washington” is under way. Here is the trip, by the numbers:
1937: The first Chamber train leaves New Jersey full of business leaders on their way to meet the state’s congressional delegation.
700: Approximate number of tickets sold by the chamber
11: Number of cars on the train.
11:35: time train pulled out of Newark
1: Former governors on the train. Only Democrat Brendan Byrne made the trip
$265: Cost of a ticket for media to ride the train and attend the dinner
$660: Cost for non-chamber members to ride the train and attend the delegation dinner
$280: Discounted rate at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel where congressional dinner is held
$6.50 Cost of a Bloody Mary while riding the train
$5 cost of a can of Budweiser