December 2017 FTA Letter to NY on Gateway Tunnel

December 2017 FTA Letter to NY on Gateway Tunnel

March 08, 2018  | ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION

This is a letter dated December 29, 2017 from Acting Federal Transit Administrator Jane Williams to the head of the New York State budget office criticizing the revised financial plan for the proposed new Hudson River Tunnel, part of the Gateway Program of rail projects. Administrator Williams tells New York, in part,

…your letter also references a non-existent “50/50” agreement between USDOT, NewYork, and New Jersey. There is no such agreement. We consider it unhelpful to reference a¬†non-existent “agreement” rather than directly address the responsibility for funding a local¬†project where 9 out of 10 passengers are local transit riders.

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