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Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood

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

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Ewing, NJ - Oct 12, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Christie: No Immediate Decision On Tunnel’s Future

Speaking after a campaign rally in Mount Laurel with Republican congressional candidate Jon Runyan, Christie said any decision he comes to will be made with the state’s taxpayers in mind.

10/23/2010

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

Christie To Weigh Tunnel Decision Through Weekend

Gov. Christie will take at least the weekend to decide whether to continue the biggest public works project under way in America: a new rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City.

10/22/2010