New plans for Hudson River tunnel catch Christie's attention

JERSEY CITY - A year after Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) killed plans for a trans-Hudson crossing known as the ARC tunnel, a new series of plans has caught his attention.

The first plan is to connect Penn Station New York to Secaucus, and the second is to extend the MTA 7 train across the Hudson River.

Christie says he'd like to see studies on these projects move forward because the costs will be split evenly between New Jersey, New York and the federal government.

Democrats in the U.S. Senate set aside $15 million for a study this week. Now, the legislation must go to the Republicans in the House.

No matter which plan officials decide to go with, both are going to take at least a decade, so commuters can be rest assured nothing's going to get done in the short-term.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office is working on plans for the 7 train expansion, while the Penn Station to Secaucus tunnel would be used by Amtrak.

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