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July 12, 2017

NJ lawmaker seeks $900M for rail tunnels

  • The $20 billion Gateway project would construct two tunnels under the Hudson River and rebuild a bridge over the Hackensack River.
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — A huge railroad and transit project to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between New York and New Jersey would receive a whopping $900 million next year if a senior New Jersey Republican has his way.

    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen is moving to boost the New York and New Jersey's Gateway project in large part by eliminating a popular $500 million infrastructure grant program championed by former President Barack Obama. That program funded transportation projects nationwide, including set-asides for rural areas.

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