TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is having second thoughts about his decision to derail the Trans-Hudson Rail tunnel connecting New Jersey to Manhattan.
A statement on the governor's website says that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood "presented several options to potentially salvage a trans Hudson tunnel project." The statement also says that the governor has "agreed to have Executive Director of NJ Transit Jim Weinstein and members of his team work with the U.S. Department of Transportation staff to study those options over the next two weeks."
Sen. Frank Lautenberg said that stopping the construction will cost the state new jobs and put 22,000 commuters back on the road, and that he was against the governor's original decision.
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