Hudson River rail tunnel
Amtrak, which maintains the tunnel, was forced to divert its own trains and NJ TRANSIT’s more numerous ones to the only other tube, which caused the delays.
Federal officials say New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew the Garden State would have to repay federal funds spent on the canceled Hudson River rail tunnel.
Federal Transportation Department documents show New Jersey Transit sought a new Early System Work Agreement in January to speed up the project.
New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on Thursday was set to consider whether to hire a Washington, D.C., law firm. Patton Boggs would be paid $485 per hour to challenge the Federal Transit Authority’s tab.
Amtrak said it is not interested in taking over the Hudson River commuter rail tunnel project that New Jersey’s governor killed last month.
NJ Transit isn’t ready to cut a $271 million check to repay the federal government for the scrapped Hudson River rail tunnel, the agency’s executive director said Wednesday, two days after receiving a bill.
Governor Christie killed the project last month, citing the potential for runaway costs.
NJ Transit owes the federal government $271 million for the Hudson River rail tunnel that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped last month.
The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Friday says 51 percent support the governor’s decision while 39 percent oppose it.
New Jersey’s governor is expected to take at least another day before announcing whether the nation’s largest public works project will continue or die.