Democrats in the House Improves Gateway Project's Prospects

The local and regional political leaders with a stake in the Gateway project connecting New York and New Jersey see a little light at end of the tunnel now that Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives.

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November 11, 2018, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Dana Rubinstein reports on how the midterm elections changed the fortunes of the Gateway project, which would build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Penn Station and a new bridge over the Hackensack River:

Ultimately the fate of the $13 billion Gateway tunnel-and-bridge project continues to rest with the Trump administration. But the House of Representatives will soon be controlled by a party that is both friendlier to big cities and more inclined to use its subpoena and oversight authority to pressure the president to, at a minimum, let the project proceed.

Rubinstein notes that prospect for the Gateway project have been remarkably sour, since President Trump entered office, considering he's a Manhattan-based developer. The article includes a chronology of events pertaining to the Gateway project since the conclusion of the Obama administration.

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