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.
After the Biden Administration increased the Hudson Tunnel Project rating to medium-high, the Gateway Development Commissioners issued a statement.
Now all that is left is the money.
The money might not be there, but the paperwork is starting to roll in.
The funding hole for the Hudson Tunnel Project appears to be much deeper than the tube itself, and there are no signs of it hitting rock bottom. The main highlight of the
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners agreed to partner with the federal government in the development of the vital Gateway Tunnel Project by creating a development corporation to oversee construction of the massive passenger rail project and meet the future needs of hundreds of thousands of riders.
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.
Shortly after it was announced that the cost of the Hudson Tunnel Project had increased by another $2 billion, the governors of New York and New Jersey doubled down on their funding commitment.
The $13 billion Hudson River tunnel project, aimed at building a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, is again facing funding problems after federal authorities announced a rating that
(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
the 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.
NEW YORK – This week, President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program for nine projects across the country.
President Joe Biden traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 30 to kick off the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel replacement project funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.
The Gateway Development Commission says at least 80 companies plan to attend an informational meeting related to its Request for Qualifications about the planned $16.1-billion Hudson River tunnel project, according to a report by ENR.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said Dec. 29 that a $292 million federal grant will enable construction to start in the upcoming months on the Manhattan side of the new Hudson River rail tunnels connecting Penn Station to New Jersey.
The replacement of a 112-year-old, swing-style rail bridge that spans the Hackensack River from Kearney to Seacaucus, N.J., known as the Portal North Bridge, is just one of a series of projects in Amtrak’s Gateway Program.
A baby step is better than a crawl.
The NJ Transit Board of Directors advanced the project to restore rail service to Sussex County along the Lackawanna Cutoff with the approval of a contract to rehabilitate the Roseville Tunnel.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced the U.S. DOT is recommending $4.45 billion both to advance seven new rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) projects for first-time funding and to continue funding for eight projects with existing construction grants in FY 2023.
The Gateway Project is getting financial attention from the federal government.
Geotechnical investigation work is now complete on the Gateway Project.