Just being reasonable, some sort of change over date would probably be either the 1st of the month, 1st of a quarter or first of the year. I doubt it would be just a random day, but it could be. I doubt anyone here would miss it and be totally surprised.
Its looking like C&D wanted the grant money in place for when the change over takes place. They know how long its going to take to rebuild the Freehold. They also know how interchange is going to probably work on the two sides and its not ideal to them. I don't think they thought it would take this long, but it has. C&D can't put out bids or work on something that isn't theirs (yet). Conrail doesn't seem willing to do any work for something that won't benefit them (...it would). We're all left here talking about something only a handful of people really, really know what's going on. I only kind of sorta know what is going on, and can read between the lines. I've probably already said too much.
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