The U.S. Transportation Department has granted New Jersey an extension of just over two weeks on the $271 million it owes for a scrapped rail tunnel project.
Christie said he hasn’t heard directly from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on reducing the tab for the Hudson River tunnel he killed in October.
It’s possible N.J. will be credited nearly half the $271 million it owes the federal government for a scrapped NY-NJ rail tunnel.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell is asking the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for $100 million in additional federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project.
Amtrak said it is not interested in taking over the Hudson River commuter rail tunnel project that New Jersey’s governor killed last month.
Amtrak and NJ Transit are discussing the possibility of a partnership to revive a huge train tunnel project that Gov. Chris Christie killed last month, according to officials.
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.
Several hundred union members turned out for a rally to support a second rail tunnel from New Jersey into Manhattan.
Gov. Christie said he’ll consider restarting the stalled New Jersey-New York rail tunnel if someone else helps pick up the tab. Otherwise, he said, he’s comfortable walking away from the project.
Canceling the project could cost New Jersey billions in federal aide.
Governor Chris Christie agreed to give NJ Transit and the Transportation Department two weeks to come up with options to save the project after meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the governor has agreed to take the next two weeks to rethink his decision to cancel the massive NJ-NY rail tunnel project.
While Gov. Chris Christie justified his decision Thursday to scrap the state’s most ambitious public works project, the federal government is stepping in Friday to attempt and bring it back to life.