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Sacco Statement On Proposed ‘Gateway’ Tunnel

Senator Nicholas Sacco, D-Hudson, speaks with a colleague on the Senate floor regarding legislation being voted on.

Says Proposed Trans-Hudson Tunnel Could Provide ‘Glimmer of Hope’ in Expanding State’s Mass-Transit Infrastructure

TRENTON – Senator Nicholas J. Sacco, D-Hudson and Bergen, and chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued the following statement yesterday in response to the announcement of a proposed “Gateway” trans-Hudson rail tunnel to replace plans for the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel project which was cancelled by Governor Christie late last year:

“The Governor’s decision to cancel the ARC project was enormously disappointing, but this new announcement provides a glimmer of hope for the future of the region’s transportation infrastructure. Much work needs to be done in studying the proposal and its costs, but the prospect of increasing train capacity to Penn Station is exciting and should certainly be explored. Additionally, this project could provide a use for the land purchased in North Bergen for the ARC tunnel that is currently not being used for anything.”

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