” A huge railroad and transit project to build new bridge and tunnel capacity for travel between New York and New Jersey would receive a whopping $900 million next year if a senior New Jersey Republican has his way.”
“‘Rebuilding the Hudson Tunnels is of vital importance to my home state of New Jersey and our region,’ Frelinghuysen said in a statement confirming the $900 million set-aside. ‘New Jersey residents have been plagued by perpetual delays and decaying infrastructure.'”
“‘The No. 1 infrastructure project in all of America is the Gateway project,’ Schumer said on Monday. But elimination of the Obama-sponsored TIGER grant program, which was created by the 2009 economic stimulus measure but has won bipartisan support since, is likely to face opposition in the Senate.”
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