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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:52 AM

Trump infrastructure plan bumps Gateway tunnel to the back of the line

Two years ago, a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River into New York's Penn Station was considered one of the most important infrastructure projects in the country.

Yet the $12.7 billion Gateway project did not even rate a mention in the much-ballyhooed blueprint for revamping American infrastructure that was unveiled Monday by President Donald Trump.

Trump's Fiscal Year 2019 budget, also released Monday, cuts funding for Amtrak's long-distance passenger trains and eliminates the very federal program through which the project was supposed to be funded.



6+ years ago, NJ had a bird in its hand for funding the Gateway Tunnel. Then Chris Christie, our governor killed the project AND kept the federal dollars given to NJ for Gateway. (I believe that's called embezzlement.) He claimed that the state was paying too much compared to the federal subsidy.

Fast forward now. Now Gateway looks nearly impossible to fund.

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democratisphere Feb 13 #1

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:00 AM

1. Gateway Tunnel could be replaced by a giant fleet of steam powered ferry boats.

This would be in keeping with drumpfanov's 19th century thinking. Coal mining and boat building BOOM! Problem solved.

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