Oops: Vice President Joe Biden Makes Mistake About New Hudson River Rail Tunnels


biden-and-obamaVice President Joe Biden is off track about the nation’s largest transportation project. When questioned by The Record of Bergen County about the Hudson River rail tunnel during a conference call yesterday, Biden said the new tunnel is “designed to provide for automobile traffic.” However, the tunnel will only handle commuter trains that shuttle passengers between New Jersey and Midtown Manhattan.Biden’s office did not immediately respond to a request to clarify his comment.

Officials broke ground on the $8.7 billion project yesterday. When finised in 2017, the two rail lines in the new tube will increase the number of NJ Transit trains passing under the river during peak rush hour from 23 to 48.

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