Christie expected to terminate ARC tunnel project

TRENTON - The New York-New Jersey rail tunnel project is likely doomed.

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to make a decision on the project at a press conference today at 11 a.m.

Officials say he's sticking by a decision he made two weeks ago. Christie said then that the state can't afford to pay cost overruns on the $9 billion-plus project.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg said Tuesday that the federal Transportation Department has offered to reduce New Jersey's financial risk. He said it's clear Christie wants to kill the project "no matter what."

To see more of what Sen. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) had to say yesterday about the ARC Tunnel, click 'NEXT' in the video player.

The tunnel is designed to double train capacity between northern New Jersey and New York City. Construction began last year.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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