Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
Christie Hires Law Firm To Stop FTA From Collecting ARC Money
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 01:23 PM
(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) From the AP:
Governor Chris Christie plans to challenge the $271 million the federal government says New Jersey owes after canceling a rail tunnel.
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak says the administration is completing plans to retain a Washington, D.C., law firm. The firm has expertise in federal transit matters and will try to stop the Federal Transit Administration from collecting money spent on engineering and construction for the Hudson River tunnel.
Christie killed what was the nation's most expensive public works project because of potential cost overruns.
The FTA sent New Jersey a bill on Nov. 24 payable within 30 days.