Here's an interesting presentation from today's Gateway Commission Board meeting.
I couldn't get the BBCode media tags to work with this video.
Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, FL9AC, Jeff Smith
In a milestone event, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Dec. 1 the issuing of a permit to allow construction of the tunnel and tracks under the Hudson River. The Hudson Tunnel Project looks to have finally broken through the last barrier leading to construction. …In spite of the enthusiasm permeating the article, the “could” still haunts everything. And while that “could” indicates a completion time of 13 years, recall that the PRR completed the North River Tunnels in two.
The Gateway Development Corporation said federal financing for the Hudson Tunnel Project could be ready by the end of 2022. The project is expected to be complete in 2035. …
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:03 am Well, I will just have to have a six foot long "periscope" dug so I can keep an eye on this project (my age is at my profile).We'll have to keep track of your final "berthing track" so some of us can come and bring news.
Bet Noel and Randy would also appreciate same (I knew both these gentlemen face to face).
The financing plan for Gateway’s first phase requests nearly $5.5 billion in federal funds, about 44% of the total project cost. Amtrak committed nearly $1.3 billion, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will chip in $2.1 billion, and the remaining $3.35 billion would be split using state funds from New York and New Jersey.https://www.northjersey.com/story/news ... 598352001/
an opportunity to spend as much of the public’s money as possible, rather than doing a necessary job smartly, swiftly and efficientlyWhat a great line... applies to so many "green" and "infrastructure" projects.....