As Trump Threatens to Kill New York Tunnel Project, Its Leader Responds

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao shocked lawmakers from New York and New Jersey recently when she harshly criticized the top item on their wish list: new Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson River to replace the deteriorating 107-year-old tunnels currently in use. It would cost $13 billion to build new tunnels and replace a similarly aged bridge nearby, making it one of the most expensive infrastructure projects in the country. But advocates say it is also one of the nation’s most crucial projects right now because the economic consequences would be enormous if one of the existing tunnels were to fail.

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Source: Governing

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