Progresses made on Newark Penn Station overhaul plan, Hudson Tunnel Project
New Jersey commuters are one step closer to the $190 million Newark Penn Station upgrade.
The Murphy administration and NJ Transit announced Friday that the Request for Proposals is out.
NJ Transit plans take a phased approach with bathroom updates, better H-VAC and air-handling as well as new benches in the waiting room at the top of the list.
The transportation upgrades do not stop with the Newark Penn Station overhaul as a new financial plan should qualify The Hudson Tunnel Project for a Capital Investment Grant, according to the Gateway Program Project Partners. It's part of a program by the Federal Transit Administration.
The project includes building a new two-track rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
Gov. Phil Murphy commented on the news, saying "The Hudson Tunnel Project is of the utmost importance to the economic well-being of New Jersey, our region, and our country. The updated financial plan that is being submitted today exhibits the commitment of our state and that of our partners to the commencement and completion of the single largest critical infrastructure project in the United States."