Christie Says He Would Consider Helping to Fund Extension of NYC No. 7 Subway Line to NJ


chris-christieNJ Gov. Chris Christie says he would consider helping fund an extension of New York’s No. 7 subway line under the Hudson River to New Jersey. Last month, Christie shelved construction of a New Jersey-New York rail tunnel and gave up the $3 billion in federal funds that came with it.He said extending the No. 7 is “a much better idea.”

Speaking on Millennium Radio’s “Ask the Governor” program today, Christie said he hadn’t yet talked with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg about the project.

But he said it had three points in its favor: it would be cheaper than the scrapped tunnel, it would connect to Penn Station and it would have funding from New York City and state.

Policymakers in Bloomberg’s office have been discussing the idea.