An investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak’s Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.
It would essentially be the same route of the ARC Tunnel – the controversial plan that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie canceled because of funding concerns.
New Jersey spent more than $800,000 in legal fees fighting the federal government’s $271 million bill for the scrapped Hudson River rail tunnel project. Invoices show the Patton Boggs law firm billed the state $469,715 for work in January alone.
New Jersey’s two U.S. senators are touting a proposal to build a new “Gateway Tunnel” to boost needed rail passenger services between New York City and New Jersey.