Feds cast doubt on New York-New Jersey tunnel funding plan

Posted: Updated:
NEWARK -

(AP) - The nation's federal transportation agency is criticizing a plan to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

In a letter Friday to New York and New Jersey officials, the deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration says a recent funding proposal by the states raises "serious concerns."

Deputy Administrator K. Jane Williams also writes the states assume a 50-50 funding agreement between them and the federal government where none exists.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce his infrastructure plan next month, and it's not clear where the $13 billion project fits in.

The existing tunnel is more than 100 years old and suffered damage during Superstorm Sandy.

The bi-state development corporation overseeing the project said Friday it's confident Trump will engage with the project in 2018.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • TransportationMore>>

  • Cyclists say they want improvements made to George Washington Bridge

    Cyclists say they want improvements made to George Washington Bridge

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:04:51 GMT
    Cyclists say they want improvements made to George Washington BridgeCyclists say they want improvements made to George Washington Bridge
    Cyclists say they want improvements made to George Washington BridgeCyclists say they want improvements made to George Washington Bridge

    A reconstruction project on the George Washington Bridge is underway, but some cyclists say that the plans don't include a sufficient bike path.

    A reconstruction project on the George Washington Bridge is underway, but some cyclists say that the plans don't include a sufficient bike path.

  • PATH conductor brings smiles to commuters with unique voice

    PATH conductor brings smiles to commuters with unique voice

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:34:00 GMT
    PATH conductor brings smiles to commuters with unique voicePATH conductor brings smiles to commuters with unique voice
    PATH conductor brings smiles to commuters with unique voicePATH conductor brings smiles to commuters with unique voice

    A PATH train conductor from New Jersey often brings smiles to the faces of commuters through the unique voice he uses to make announcements.

    A PATH train conductor from New Jersey often brings smiles to the faces of commuters through the unique voice he uses to make announcements.

  • NJ DOT to remove some trees along Route 33 for traffic safety

    NJ DOT to remove some trees along Route 33 for traffic safety

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:19:14 GMT
    NJ DOT to remove some trees along Route 33 for traffic safetyNJ DOT to remove some trees along Route 33 for traffic safety
    NJ DOT to remove some trees along Route 33 for traffic safetyNJ DOT to remove some trees along Route 33 for traffic safety

    The New Jersey Department of Transportation will soon begin removing some trees along a stretch of Route 33 in Monmouth County in order to make the roadway safer.

    The New Jersey Department of Transportation will soon begin removing some trees along a stretch of Route 33 in Monmouth County in order to make the roadway safer.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."