Elected officials from New York and New Jersey pitched to President Trump the importance of advancing a long-stalled dual-track rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
The White House meeting Thursday featuring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie along with congressional leaders from both states outlined the regional importance of providing federal support for the $13 billion tunnel. The overall Gateway project, which is now estimated to cost around $30 billion, also includes rehabbing an existing 107-year old tunnel that links New Jersey to Manhattan’s Penn Station. A funding agreement spearheaded in 2015 under the Obama administration has been in limbo since Trump’s proposed budget stripped out key federal funding sources for the project.