New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo was under new pressure Tuesday to support a new Hudson River rail tunnel – and the federal government has disputed claims that it is holding back the project.
With papal events scheduled in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, Amtrak said it is anticipating an increased demand along the Northeast Corridor from Sept. 25 to Sept. 28.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer pulled no punches Wednesday by ripping New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for killing a planned Hudson River tunnel.
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s dispute with the federal government over how to pay for a new Hudson River rail tunnel boiled over into a war of words Wednesday between the governor and the U.S. transportation secretary.
The meeting about the proposed Amtrak Gateway project at Sen. Cory Booker’s office in Newark included the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is expected to outline a plan Tuesday to move ahead with Amtrak’s proposed Gateway project for new rail tunnels under the Hudson River.
After a series of deadly train crashes, Congress mandated all railroads to install new technology to make trains safer by the end of the year.
Train delays like the ones caused recently by electrical problems in a century-old Hudson River tunnel could become much more common if a new tunnel isn’t built, an Amtrak executive told New Jersey lawmakers Monday.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday was keeping up the pressure in trying to obtain federal funding for a new Amtrak tunnel under the Hudson River.
In late July, commuters and travelers dealt with more than a week of canceled and delayed trains.
With the focus shifting to longer-term solutions, such as new tunnels under the Hudson River, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., said it’s a fight on Capitol Hill to secure the investment needed.
Cuomo said the federal government’s promise to cover $3 billion of the $14 billion project isn’t enough.
Lawmakers and NJ TRANSIT commuters are demaning answers after a week plagued by problems caused by Amtrak overhead wire issues.
The rail power issue added to a summer that has seen delays of a half hour or more for New Jersey Transit riders, about once every three working days.
Friday’s commute got off on the wrong track when Amtrak power problems caused delays for Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT riders for the fourth time this week.