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An ACS64-led Amtrak Northeast Regional train prepares to depart Penn Station New York, bound for Washington, D.C. William C. Vantuono photo

GDC Revises Hudson Tunnel Project Procurement Strategy

The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) on April 18 announced that it has revised its procurement strategy to build the Hudson Tunnel Project, dividing the “Civil Works” construction of the new tunnel from one package to four packages, including additional early works projects.

New $13.5B Trans-Hudson tunnel project unveiled

Amtrak intends to spend $50 million to begin preliminary engineering and design on two new rail tunnels from New Jersey to New York City. The "Gateway Tunnel" project was revealed by U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), President and CEO of Amtrak, Joseph Boardman, and Amtrak board member Anthony Coscia at Penn Station in Newark. The new tunnels would significantly increase commuter train capacity by allowing NJ Transit to add an additional 13 trains per peak hour into New York City and it would increase the number of Amtrak trains into New York City by eight per hour.

‘Keep Hudson rail tunnel project on track’

(The following column,
"Don’t let this opportunity slip away: Keep Hudson rail tunnel project on
track," was written by Martin E. Robins and appeared Sept. 23, 2010, in
Newark, N.J., Star Ledger. Robins is director emeritus of the Alan M.
Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, was the original project
director of Access to the Region’s Core from 1994 through 1998.)
No one can blame Gov. Chris
Christie for his 30-day moratorium on the Access to the Region’s Core project,
the enormous undertaking to build a new passenger rail tunnel under the Hudson
River. But he must do everything in his power not to let this extraordinarily
valuable public works project slip away over exaggerated fears of future costs
that may never materialize.