Dec 16 2017
The announcement by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie resolves questions about how the states would fulfill a promise to provide half of the funds toward the $12.7 billion Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project, among the country's largest infrastructure programs.
Chris Christie announced in a joint statement on December 14 that they had secured commitments to fund their share of the tunnel under a 2015 framework agreement in which the federal government will fund the other half.
Under a framework he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put forward, NY will provide $1.75 billion for the Gateway Program, New Jersey Transit will pay $1.9 billion and the Port Authority $1.9 billion.
Amtrak said the existing tunnel could fail in 10 to 15 years due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The Hudson River Tunnel project is critical to the regional and national economy, according to New York, New Jersey and Amtrak officials.
In the first decade of this century, however, construction was about to begin on new rail tunnels into NY.
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If one tube in the existing two-tube Hudson River tunnel fails before the project is completed, train service between New Jersey and NY would be reduced by 75 percent, according to Amtrak.
In the meantime, the commute got worse and Superstorm Sandy hammered home the reality that the century-old tunnels that carry more than 300,000 commuters in to NY daily were too old to carry that load.
"Under Gov. Christie, New Jersey has consistently been the last one to the table, both on Gateway and its predecessor, Access to the Region's Core", said Nick Sifuentes, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, citing the commuter rail project Christie killed in 2010.
Together, the three funding commitments will cover 100 percent of the local share for the most urgent, time sensitive elements of the project: the construction of a new tunnel and the Hudson Yards concrete casing, which total $11.1 billion of the $12.7 billion construction cost.
The governors, along with congressional members representing both states, met with President Trump back in September and tried to impress upon him the importance of the project.
NY plans to allocate money annually over 35 years to service a $1.75 billion loan, state budget director Robert Mujica Jr. wrote in a letter to the Department of Transportation on Wednesday. They believe the work is necessary to avoid the "disastrous scenario" of a closure of one of the two tubes of the existing Amtrak North River Tunnel, which would slow rail traffic to a crawl.
Dec 14 2017
Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer
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Dec 14 2017
Trump Says He'll End US Visa Lottery and 'Chain Migration'
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Dec 12 2017
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Dec 12 2017
Doklam diplomacy shows relation with India is good, says China
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Dec 11 2017
Thousands of Indonesians rally at US Embassy over Trump's Jerusalem move
On Wednesday, he called an urgent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Turkey next week. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard was seriously wounded and his attacker arrested.
Dec 10 2017
Appeals Court Denies New Trial For 'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey
Wood wrote: "Without this involuntary and highly unreliable confession, the case against Dassey was nearly nonexistent". Brendan Dassey , now 28, is serving a lifetime prison sentence for the 2005 murder of a photographer in Wisconsin.
Dec 10 2017
Sensex Jumps 242 Points to 33191, Nifty at 10243
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Dec 09 2017
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Christoph Waltz plays a kind scientist-doctor who stumbles upon cyborg Alita ( Rosa Salazar ), stranded in Iron City's scrapyard. The likes of Michelle Rodriguez , Jackie Earle Haley , Casper Van Dien and Jeff Fahey round out the cast.
Dec 08 2017
Pope Urges Trump Not To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Capital
Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation regarding Jerusalem and called for the status quo there to be respected.
Dec 08 2017
Priyanka Chopra beats Deepika Padukone to become Asia's sexiest woman
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