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Holland Tunnel to undergo $364 million in Hurricane Sandy repairs

The Jersey Journal » The Holland Tunnel is set to undergo a massive $364 million overhaul that will see systems damaged during Hurricane Sandy repaired and replaced. The rehabilitation project is expected to begin next year and take approximately five years to complete. Around 84 percent of the project cost is expected to be reimbursed by federal funds.

February 16th, 2018|

Port Authority votes to spend an additional $44M for Hudson River tunnel project

New York Daily News » Despite no commitment from the Trump administration, the Port Authority on Thursday voted to spend another $44 million on a multibillion-dollar Hudson River tunnel project. Port officials who are backing the tunnel construction as part of Amtrak’s massive Gateway project said the money is necessary to keep the project moving, so that when federal funding materializes, there will be no delay in construction.

February 15th, 2018|

GOP chairman: Trump infrastructure bill could be ready ‘closer to the summer’

The Hill » House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said Thursday that an infrastructure bill could be ready “closer to the summer” as he begins the bill-writing process following President Trump’s infrastructure overhaul rollout. Shuster said he would begin working on legislation after attending a bipartisan meeting at the White House to discuss Trump’s recently unveiled infrastructure framework.

February 15th, 2018|

Political hurdles in the way of gas tax increase

CNBC » The issue has long been a dicey one in tax policy. Increasing the price of gas at the pump is seen as having a disproportionate effect on middle- and working-class Americans and could be seen as a violation of the pledge many Republicans have taken to oppose tax increases.

February 15th, 2018|

Trump is open to infrastructure ideas from Congress

USA Today » President Trump described his $200 billion infrastructure proposal as just the opening gambit in a bipartisan process on Tuesday, suggesting that he’s open to a bigger price tag or a different funding mix to upgrade the nation’s transportation and public buildings.

February 13th, 2018|
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