Critical transit projects across the nation are at risk thanks to President Trump’s proposed budget that would make major cuts in transit infrastructure funding. One example is the Gateway Tunnel, the proposed expansion of the Hudson River Tunnel used by Amtrak and NJ Transit, which would both add badly needed capacity to Acela, regional, and commuter services on the corridor and provide an alternative so that the current tunnel can be repaired. (It’s still damaged from Hurricane Sandy, four years ago.) This project requires major funding from the federal New Starts program, which is now in jeopardy of being severely cut.
The proposed cuts would also put the expansion of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the extension of PATH to Newark Airport, and many other critical projects in the region in jeopardy.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, along with other leaders from the area, has taken a strong stance against the cuts. Tell your Rep and your Senator to oppose them too! (And let us know when their staffers tell you their position on the proposed cuts.)