Sacco Statement On Governor’s Arc Tunnel Decision

Senator Nicholas J. Sacco, D-Hudson and Bergen, votes in the Senate Chambers.

TRENTON – Senator Nicholas J. Sacco (D-Bergen/Hudson), Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued the following statement on today’s decision by Governor Christie to cancel the ARC tunnel project:

“The governor’s short-sighted decision to kill one of the most important infrastructure projects in the country will be detrimental to our state in the short-term, costing us thousands of jobs. But the long-term effects will linger for years, stagnating home values and increasing pollution and traffic in the most congested part of the state.

“This project was decades in the making, and was the largest investment in mass transit by the federal government in our nation’s history. By shutting it down, the governor has all but assured a slower economic recovery for our region and transportation problems that will continue to plague our state for generations to come.”