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Regional Plan Association News

  • Hudson Rail Tunnels Have Up to 20 Years Left, Amtrak Says

    Century-old rail tunnels beneath the Hudson River have at most two decades of service remaining and Amtrak lacks funding to replace them, according to Joseph Boardman, president and chief executive officer of Amtrak.

  • Port Authority at Crossroads as World Trade Funds Debated

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s failure to agree to a loan guarantee for World Trade Center site developer Larry Silverstein shows agency leaders are wrestling over its direction as they seek to fix the dysfunction exposed by the George Washington Bridge scandal.

  • Port Authority Trustees Should Assert More Control, Panel Says

    Port Authority commissioners should select its executive director and stand up to the governors of New York and New Jersey if they disagree on policy, academics and analysts told a special committee.

  • Christie Rail Kill Misses Lowest Rates as N.J. Lags U.S.

    The moonscape highways around Fort Lee, New Jersey, have left cracked axles, bent rims and chunks of tire strewn across the lot at George Washington Bridge Towing. While the traffic jams Governor Chris Christie’s crew engineered here are gone, these broken vehicle parts show that the consequences of their boss’s economic choices endure.

  • New York’s Hudson Yards Starts Next Phase as Deck Begins

    Hudson Yards, the $20 billion Related Cos. development on Manhattan’s far west side, is taking a key step forward as work begins on a platform over the area’s rail depot designed to support three skyscrapers.

  • Christie Denies New Jersey Taxpayers $3.4 Billion Insisting Money Is Saved

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie , who says he’s trying to save money for residents with the highest U.S. tax burden, may cost them $3.4 billion in federal funding that would have improved schools and eased congestion.

  • Cuomo’s Tappan Zee Plan Seen as Public-Private Model, RPA Says

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to have private companies design and build a new Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River can serve as a cost-saving model, said Alex Marshall of the Regional Plan Association.

  • Christie Allies Gone as Bridge Inquiry Poised to Widen

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie withstood critics when he killed a $12.4 billion transit tunnel under the Hudson River to New York City. Now, on the verge of his second term, he’s at the center of another commuter fury over four days of traffic tie-ups at the George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest.

  • Top Christie Authority Official Quits Amid Bridge Probe

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his top executive appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey resigned as lawmakers questioned the closing of lanes onto the George Washington Bridge three months ago.

  • Christie Killing Tunnel Slows Commute, Costs Jobs, GAO Says

    New Jersey commuters will continue to suffer workday delays, miss out on job opportunities and forgo $4 billion in personal income thanks to Governor Chris Christie’s decision to kill a rail tunnel to New York, independent congressional investigators said

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