Trans-Hudson Tunnel

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