As Trump Threatens to Kill New York Tunnel Project, Its Leader Responds

Governing: U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao shocked lawmakers from New York and New Jersey recently when she harshly criticized the top item on their wish list: new Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson River to replace the deteriorating 107-year-old tunnels currently in use.

It would cost $13 billion to build new tunnels and replace a similarly aged bridge nearby, making it one of the most expensive infrastructure projects in the country.

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