NJ Gov. Chris Christie has cancelled plans for a new rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York. The Republican governor said today that the project has become too costly. The $8.7 billion tunnel was to be the nation’s largest public transit project.Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Sen. Robert Menendez said previously that taxpayers could owe $300 million to the federal government if the commuter tunnel, which has been planned for 20 years, was scrapped.
Lautenberg also said canceling the $8.7 billion tunnel violates an agreement with the feds.