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Gov.  Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Credit: CBS2)

Cuomo, Feds Spar Over Funding For Hudson Rail Tunnel Project

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.

08/25/2015

FILE - The Amtrak departure board is seen in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Amtrak Adding Extra Trains, Cars During Papal Visit

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.

08/21/2015

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Stringer: Christie Doesn’t Deserve To Be President After Killing Hudson River Tunnel Project

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer pulled no punches Wednesday by ripping New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for killing a planned Hudson River tunnel.

08/20/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: CBS2)

Cuomo, Transportation Secretary Foxx Begin War Of Words Over Hudson 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.

08/19/2015

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Bob Menendez (obscured top left) attend a meeting on a new Hudson River tunnel on Aug. 18, 2015. (credit: Handout)

Christie Talks Hudson River Rail Tunnel With State, Federal Transportation Officials

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.

08/18/2015

US Sen. Charles Schumer talks about his proposal for the Gateway project on Aug. 11, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Schumer Proposes Plan For Hudson River Rail Tunnels

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.

08/11/2015

A NJ TRANSIT train along the Boonton Line in Towaco (credit: NJT via Flickr)

NJ TRANSIT, MTA Say They Need More Time To Install ‘Positive Control’ Train Technology

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.

08/10/2015

Stephen Gardner, Amtrak's vice president of Northeast corridor infrastructure investment, testifies to the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee on Aug. 10, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Amtrak Exec: Train Delays In Hudson River Tunnel May Become More Common

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.

08/10/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo Calls On N.Y. Congressional Delegation To Help Obtain Funds For Hudson Rail Tunnel

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.

08/09/2015

FILE - A woman rushes to catch the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 13, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo To Transportation Secretary: Feds Need To Pay More For Hudson Rail Tunnel

In late July, commuters and travelers dealt with more than a week of canceled and delayed trains.

08/07/2015

NJ TRANSIT trains. (credit: CBS2)

NJ TRANSIT Monitoring Rail Repairs, Says Amtrak ‘Doing Everything Necessary’

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.

08/04/2015

FILE - A woman rushes to catch the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Trenton, NJ on May 13, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Feds Must Contribute More For Hudson Tunnels

Cuomo said the federal government’s promise to cover $3 billion of the $14 billion project isn’t enough.

07/29/2015

A NJ TRANSIT train. (credit: CBS2)

Menendez, Booker Call For Increased Infrastructure Funding In Wake Of NJ TRANSIT Train Problems

Lawmakers and NJ TRANSIT commuters are demaning answers after a week plagued by problems caused by Amtrak overhead wire issues.

07/27/2015

NJ TRANSIT Train

Delays, Cancellations Persist On New Jersey Transit Trains

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.

07/25/2015

NJ TRANSIT trains. (credit: CBS2)

NJ TRANSIT Again Apologizes For Amtrak Power Problems

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.

07/24/2015

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