Federal funding approved for new rail tunnels under Hudson River

The tunnels are part of the larger Gateway Project

Officials in Washington approved $11.6 billion of federal funding to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. That money could possibly come from the massive infrastructure bill being debated now in Congress. The Federal Railroad Administration approved the project’s Environmental Impact Study for the tunnels running between New Jersey and New York.

The tunnels are part of the larger Gateway Project that will rehabilitate the existing 110-year-old tunnels, which were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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