Can existing Hudson tunnel be repaired before — or while — new ones are built?

One Gateway Development Corporation board member calls recommendation in new report ‘transit roulette’

For years, the debate has raged about how to pay to replace the Hudson rail tunnel that allow millions of rail commuters to go back and forth to New York City and millions to travel to and from New England. The Gateway Project calls for building new tunnels.

Now, the Gateway Program Development Corporation has a report that takes a much different view: Repair the crumbling walls, fried cables and flood-prone tracks in the existing tunnel before or during construction of new ones. That adds a new twist to the old debate of who will pay for the project. Senior Correspondent Brenda Flanagan reports.