N.Y. Makes Bid For Money Marked For N.J. Rail Tunnel

TRENTON, N.J. (AP / WCBS 880) — New York is seeking $3 billion that the federal government had committed to the Hudson River rail tunnel that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scrapped.

WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reports

The Record newspaper reports Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to redirect the money to the Long Island Rail Road’s East Side Access Project and the construction of the Second Avenue subway line.

Transportation officials in the Garden State are examining how to redirect as much as $1 billion in federal highway funding that had been pledged for the tunnel.

LaHood has said New Jersey will be required to repay up to $350 million.

Christie cited cost overruns when he killed the project last month.

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  • christine

    This is the problem when you have republican gov look at the south people like south carolina gov reject money from the gov this government is for the people and people of New Jersey deserve thats why you pay taxes period shame on Gov Christ that will work New Jersey up next election thats why mostly blue states are doing ok like new york, mass, etc and the south is going down

  • Jimmy

    Hey, we here in NY can really figure out how to give it away to special interests.

    • tabitha

      you all voted for him how is it working for you now you all thought you were fixing President Obama or the democrats no you are really fixing yourselves, thats the same problem Ohio is facing now the new Governor is refusing money for Roads from the Government you think private companies are going to fix roads i dont think so, cause the CEO of those companies dont even live there they live in Holywood WISH YOU GOOD LUCK NEW JERSEY

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