NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In a letter written to the federal transportation secretary Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized Washington’s proposed investment in a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
In the letter, Cuomo tells Secretary Anthony Foxx that federal law requires Amtrak to maintain the tunnels and that plans for a new $14 billion tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey are not “viable” without a “substantial” federal investment.READ MORE: NYPD: Man With Kids Seen On Video Robbing Frozen Yogurt Shop In Queens NYC 'Summer Rising' Program Combines School And Camp Opportunities
Cuomo said Amtrak’s northeast system will become “disabled” without a new tunnel.
The federal government has promised to cover $3 billion of the project, though Cuomo said federal officials will only agree to lend the money.
Foxx has called a meeting with Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie to discuss the project.MORE NEWS: Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccinations Suspended Across Tri-State As Federal Health Officials Investigate Rare Blood Clots
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