Sources familiar with ARC tunnel: It's dead

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - 02:23 PM

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Three sources familiar with the $8.7 billion tunnel under the Hudson river from NJ, say, barring an unexpected, last-minute change of heart from Governor Chris Christie, the ARC transit tunnel under the Hudson river is dead. The sources say Christie will likely announce this week that he's restructuring NJ's portion of the money to go to roads. The FTA and the Port Authority will recoup their $3 billion each, though the Port's money will likely go into other regional projects.

Governor Christie's office, NJ Transit, the FTA, and the Port Authority of NY and NJ all decline comment.

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Comments [2]

The WyBlog

Report: Chris Christie will sink the ARC...

Word on the street is that NJ Governor Chris Christie will pull the plug on the over-budget and ill-conceived ARC transit project. Dubbed The Tunnel to Nowhere, ARC (Access to the Region's Core) was designed to link NJ Transit commuter trains with a n...

Oct. 06 2010 01:19 PM
Rob B.

LaHood should penalize New Jersey by using whatever authority he has to deny New Jersey any funds in the future.

Oct. 05 2010 10:01 PM

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