As rail woes persist, Christie mum on tunnel project he axed
NEWARK | Recent train disruptions in New York have focused attention on a rail tunnel project shut down by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2010 that would have been nearing completion now.
The Republican governor didn’t answer questions on the matter at a news conference Wednesday to urge more federal funding for a new tunnel. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker bristled that it’s past time to assign blame.
Mr. Christie killed the original project over cost increase concerns. The project would have added a second tunnel between New York and New Jersey to augment a 110-year-old tunnel.
Northeast Corridor commuters have endured two derailments and other delays in recent weeks.