Updated Wednesday, Sept. 16 11:23 a.m.
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The governors of New York and New Jersey are asking the federal government to pay for half of the cost of a new Hudson River rail tunnel.
In a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said their states, along with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, would cover the rest of the project. It has a price tag of at least $14 billion.
“Everyone knows we need to build a tunnel,” Cuomo told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb, on Tuesday. “My point has been, ‘And who’s going to pay for the tunnel?’ That little detail has been slowing us down.Comments