Senate Approves Federal Funding for NJ Rail Tunnel

Despite cancelling the ARC Tunnel project last year, New Jersey may build an alternative tunnel using U.S. Senate funding.

Last year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attracted a lot of attention for killing the Access to the Region's Core (ARC) Tunnel project, which was already in the works with millions in Federal investment already sunk.

TheCityFix reports that yesterday "...the U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering measures on a proposed railroad tunnel project to connect New Jersey and New York.

The Gateway Tunnel project, which would extend from New Jersey's Secaucus to Manhattan's Penn Station, is one of two ideas to expand mass transit in the area. The other proposed idea is to extend New York City's number 7 subway line to Secaucus..."

Thanks to Jeffrey Riecke

Full Story: Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ

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