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Hudson River tunnel project may
take a hit after Trump administration
says ‘no agreement’ on funding deal

New York Daily News, by Glenn Blain

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/29/2017 10:07:00 PM

Albany — The Trump administration on Friday delivered what could be a crippling blow to the mammoth multibillion-dollar project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. In a letter to New York and New Jersey officials, a top Federal Transit Administration official signaled that the Trump administration would not recognize the agreement struck under former President Barack Obama that called for the federal government to pay half the cost of the project. (Snip) “We consider it unhelpful to reference a nonexistent ‘agreement’ rather than directly address the responsibility for funding a local project where nine out of 10 passengers

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What miracle brought us President Trump, and do we as a nation deserve him? Here´s a massive boondoggle/union gravy project where 90% of the usage is local commuters, yet (by the numbers listed) taxpayers in the lesser 48 would bear 56% of the cost. This project should be funded locally or not done at all if they can´t afford it, and rest assured, when NY and NJ go broke, they´ll come begging to "the federal government" (aka, the slobs outside NJ and NY) for a bailout.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greggojo, 12/29/2017 10:14:49 PM     (No. 11494628)

The local monies do not even add up to half of the cost. And just today there was a worrisome article about the union boondoggles and outrageous salaries of unskilled workers on the project, also mentioned were enormous kickbacks to the union. If New Yorkers and the folks from Jersey want to pay for all this pork, let them. I´m not saying the tunnels aren´t a good idea, I am saying that it certainly seems to be a woefully financially mismanaged project.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 12/29/2017 10:26:41 PM     (No. 11494633)

Were we going to call this ´Big Dig 2?´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 12/29/2017 10:41:05 PM     (No. 11494638)

Good post, OP.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hpmatt, 12/29/2017 10:49:54 PM     (No. 11494639)

$16 billion here, $9 billion there - pretty soon it adds up. Wouldn’t suppose there was a message to Schumer in this action....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 12/29/2017 10:52:44 PM     (No. 11494640)

Pay for your own tunnel.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: miceal, 12/29/2017 11:16:27 PM     (No. 11494650)

Sweet. Let the corrupt unions and politicians feather their own nests. MAGA

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jjs, 12/29/2017 11:16:39 PM     (No. 11494651)

"Williams’ letter comes barely two weeks after Gov. Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed a framework for paying their share.

Who determined what your fair share is? Did the other 55 states have a vote on that.

And what does "framework" mean? You raise taxes I would assume?

So now I Frameworked by the government.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 12/30/2017 12:08:44 AM     (No. 11494673)

Thank heavens for Donald Trump.

This is a giant Chuck You Schumer—and that is a beautiful thing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calico Al, 12/30/2017 1:29:52 AM     (No. 11494679)

NY is Hillary´s home state. Get the money from her.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Omen, 12/30/2017 2:16:54 AM     (No. 11494682)

We all know that it is NEVER the amount they say it is ALWAYS several times MORE.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/30/2017 3:29:40 AM     (No. 11494689)

Cuomo keeps handing out free billions. Where´s he getting it from? Having the "Authorities" borrow money for him? Those Authorities are already on the hook for $50B plus.

I hope any PT infrastructure deal prohibits any tax dollars going for this boondoggle tunnel.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 12/30/2017 6:28:13 AM     (No. 11494734)

If you have ever been stuck in the tremendous traffic gridlock that is the NY/NJ hodgepodge, you would find out that these people don´t make good use of the public transportation they have now. With the makeup of the riders who do, you are much safer in your car with doors and windows locked.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 12/30/2017 8:27:28 AM     (No. 11494811)

Trump knows business and what it takes to make a profit. He is attempting to run America like a business but has been slapped down by the "deep state" at every turn.

Hmmm! In his first year President Trump has found detour after detour around these elite Anti-Americans who have laid claim to self-aggrandizement at every level. AND with OUR money!!!

God Bless America and God Bless OUR President Trump and keep him safe.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 12/30/2017 9:04:20 AM     (No. 11494839)

leverage. Strategery.
Trump is signaling Shumer.
Play ball with Trump´s infrastructure agenda, or no tunnel. Maybe even no Wall, no tunnel...
Trump is setting himself up for re-election...

The tunnel will get built, but Trump will get the credit...

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