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Cuomo to Trump: Take Amtrak off Gateway

(Source: Railway Age, November 29, 2018)

NEW YORK — The Gateway Project to build two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and New York has been mired in political controversy for years, going back to its first iteration, the ARC (Access to the Region’s Core) project, or “THE (Trans-Hudson Express) Tunnel,” dubbed by critics as “the tunnel to Macy’s basement,” and killed by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the latest politician to add fuel to the fire. According to a report in the Nov. 29 Wall Street Journal, Cuomo “proposed cutting Amtrak out of efforts to rebuild a critical rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River and is seeking new estimates about what it would cost to construct a new tube connecting New Jersey to Manhattan.

Full story: Railway Age

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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