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.
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.
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.