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Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Welcomes Plans for New Hudson Tunnel

Assembly Transportation Committee Chair John S. Wisniewski today welcomed the new plan being put forth by New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senators and Amtrak to address the region’s long-term mass transit infrastructure needs.

“I’m thrilled that Senators Menendez and Lautenberg are working to secure a new trans-Hudson crossing. And while we’re grateful for their hard work on this, the facts show what we lost when Governor Christie cancelled the original ARC tunnel.

“While this new plan will certainly help ease congestion and create jobs, New Jersey Transit will have much less cross-Hudson capacity and will flow into a space controlled exclusively by Amtrak.

“At least our U.S. Senators are looking out for New Jersey residents, something you can’t say for the Governor.”