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Mon Mar 19, 2018, 10:24 PM

Talks being held for funding of NY rail tunnel under U.S. bill: sources

Source: Reuters

U.S. MARCH 19, 2018 / 3:43 PM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO

Talks being held for funding of NY rail tunnel under U.S. bill: sources

David Shepardson
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials and members of Congress are in talks over including federal funding in a spending bill likely to be voted on this week for a new train tunnel under the Hudson River connecting New York City and New Jersey, three people briefed on the talks said.

At issue is the Gateway project, which would build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River to replace the existing century-old tunnel that is relied on by both Amtrak for its busy Northeast Corridor Service and New Jersey Transit commuter trains.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other Republicans have said that President Donald Trump has threatened to veto a funding bill if it included funding for the $30 billion Gateway project.

But negotiators in Congress and Trump administration officials have been in talks since the weekend over the projectís status in an omnibus measure, the people briefed on the talks said.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 10:40 PM

1. Anyone gonna BELIEVE anything trump 'agrees' to???

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2018, 10:54 AM

2. If Trump was serious about improving the economy

He would fund high speed rail throughout the US.

First the jobs created by building it, if we don't allow China to come in and build it with their imported labor, would give a boost then the rail itself.

We could all travel to many places for jobs or sales. It would open up markets and tourism.

But of course Trump is all con and no truth, so it won't happen for now.

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