Will the ARC Transit Tunnel Decision be Postponed?

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was expected to make his final decision on the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC)  train tunnel under the Hudson River Friday, but it’s increasingly unclear whether that will happen.

The Associated Press and WNBC are reporting that Christie has extended the deadline, but do not attribute that information to any source. (WNBC says the governor will deliberate over the weekend.) They state that the governor is not meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

An official close to LaHood told WNYC there never was a meeting planned. But on Monday, at a ceremonial groundbreaking at New York’s Moynihan train station, LaHood said he and Christie:  “Agreed that over a two week period we would put together a plan for a path forward and we will be meeting with him at the end of that two weeks and presenting that information.”  

Read more on the ARC project at our blog: Transportation Nation.