Trans-Hudson Tunnel

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney calls for the Port Authority to sell real estate holdings March 17, 2015, at Newark's Penn Station. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Democrats To Port Authority: Sell Real Estate Holdings To Pay For Hudson Rail Tunnel

Sweeney joined with other Democrats and transportation and business leaders Tuesday at Newark’s Penn Station to stress the critical importance of a new rail tunnel.

03/17/2015

Gateway Tunnel Project (credit: Amtrak)

Senate Committee OKs $20 Million For Gateway Tunnel Project

The project comes with a $14.5 billion price tag.

04/20/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Report On Trans-Hudson Tunnel Disputes Christie’s Cost Fears

It was a controversial move when Gov. Chris Christie put the brakes on a new tunnel project saying it was too costly. Now, a new federal report claims the project may not have cost as much as Christie had predicted.

04/10/2012

Artist rendering of trans-Hudson tunnel platform extension at Penn Station. (Credit: NJ Transit & Port Authority)

NJ Transit Approves Settlement Over Canceled Trans-Hudson Tunnel Project

The settlement will pay the federal government $95 million for the Hudson River rail project that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped nearly a year ago.

10/05/2011

Artist rendering of trans-Hudson tunnel platform extension at Penn Station. (Credit: NJ Transit & Port Authority)

Legal Costs Over Trans-Hudson Tunnel Project Funds Tops $1 Million

Governor Chris Christie’s legal battle with the federal government over whether the state owes $271 million for abandoning a train tunnel under the Hudson has so far cost the state more than a $1 million.

05/30/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Gov. Christie Vows To Fight $271M Trans-Hudson Tunnel Bill In Court

Christie abandoned the project last fall, citing escalating costs. He noted potential overruns of $2 billion to $5 billion, which he said the state couldn’t afford.

05/04/2011

Rail tunnel under the Hudson River. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Feds: NJ Must Repay $271M For Scrapped Trans-Hudson Rail Tunnel

The Federal Transit Administration has ruled that NJ must repay the feds the entire $271 million it spent on early design and engineering work for a NJ-NY train tunnel that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped.

04/29/2011

N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit: NJLegDistrict3.com)

NJ Dem Leader Fears Fallout From Tunnel Bill Fight

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney worries that New Jersey could lose out on $128 million the federal government offered to credit back to help ease traffic jams once the state pays in full.

01/28/2011

Rendering of new platform at New York Penn Station - Credit: ARC

Governor Christie Scraps NJ-NY Rail Tunnel

Citing the state’s inability to pay for cost overruns on the rail tunnel project, Gov. Christie said Thursday he would not put taxpayers on a “never-ending hook.”

10/07/2010