Christie sticks with decision to scrap tunnel

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says he's sticking with his decision to scrap the ARC Tunnel project.To see more of what New Jersey residents had to

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

To see more of what New Jersey residents had to say about the ARC Tunnel decision, click "NEXT" in the video player.

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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