N.J. Has to Pay Feds $271 Million For Killed Tunnel


christie3New Jersey owes the federal government $271.1 million for canceling a rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. An invoice from the Federal Transit Administration’s chief financial officer to NJ Transit’s executive director was sent Nov. 24 and is due within 30 days. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the correspondence today.

It’s money the government wants New Jersey to repay for work done on the Hudson River tunnel before Gov. Chris Christie terminated the project. The notification is formal demand for payment and follows a warning letter earlier this month estimating the charges.

NJ Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein said earlier this month that the state hadn’t determined if it would have to pay any money back.

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