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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:49 PM

Trump to meet with New York governor on stalled tunnel project

Source: Reuters

U.S. NOVEMBER 27, 2018 / 5:36 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Trump to meet with New York governor on stalled tunnel project

David Shepardson
3 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is set to meet Wednesday with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo over the fate of a key northeast rail tunnel.

Cuomo said in a radio interview Tuesday he is tentatively set to meet with Trump and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. “This is one of those pressing, practical issues that we need resolution on for the good of New York and the entire northeast,” Cuomo told WNYC Radio. “I am going to keep hammering away.”

An administration official confirmed the meeting.

The “Gateway project” would replace the Portal North Bridge in New Jersey, which is a source of many trains delays, build a new $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River, and rebuild the North River Tunnel that connects New Jersey and Penn Station and is used by Amtrak trains, among other projects.

Failure of the lines in the current tunnel, which was heavily damaged during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, could come within a decade and would hobble commuting in the metropolitan area that produces 10 percent of the country’s economic output.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-transit-tunnel/trump-to-meet-with-new-york-governor-on-stalled-tunnel-project-idUSKCN1NW2KB

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 06:56 PM

1. Right, MUCH EASIER now

that crispy creme's not involved.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:00 PM

3. Republicans Strike Again

Yeah I remember this too. He couldn't let Obama get a win while he had plans to run for president. He didn't have a problem with the 5 billion dollar price tag later trying to lure Amazon.

But Trump is sure to demand something outrageous. Even if that didn't happen the original federal part of the funding probably isn't still available and McConnell won't let that through the senate. I hope I'm wrong, but this probably won't get moving until we get rid of more republicans or a failure shuts down rail traffic for months.

I hate being this pessimistic.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:27 PM

2. If Cuomo wants Fed $, all he has to do is tell Trump they'll name the damned tunnel after him.

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