TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says he's sticking with his decision to scrap the ARC Tunnel project.

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Christie said in a news release that the cash-strapped Garden State can't afford to pay for cost overruns on the $9 billion-plus rail tunnel to New York City.

New Jersey's share would have been $2.7 billion, plus overruns. The federal government was paying for about a third of the tunnel.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized the governor's decision.

"I am extremely disappointed in Governor Christie's decision to abandon the ARC tunnel project, which is a devastating blow to thousands of workers, millions of commuters and the state's economic future." LaHood said in a statement.

Christie says he made his decision after a frank discussion with LaHood.

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