WISNIEWSKI ON AMTRAK-NJ TRANSIT TUNNEL TALKS

(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Monday on reports Amtrak and NJ Transit are discussing ways to revive plans canceled by Gov. Chris Christie to build a new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River:

“I encourage Amtrak and NJ Transit to continue their discussions, but the bottom line is Gov. Christie mismanaged this project so badly that we’ve apparently already lost the $3 billion in federal aid allocated for this project. That stunning lack of foresight on the governor’s part will hurt our taxpayers and economy for years to come.”