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Northeast Corridor tunnel backers
feel shorted by Trump plan

Associated Press, by David Porter

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/12/2018 6:03:57 PM

NEWARK, N.J.- Proponents of a $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey seen as critical for the future of the nation´s busiest rail corridor are panning President Donald Trump´s infrastructure proposal.The budget released by the White House on Monday envisions $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next 10 years; however, only $200 billion would be direct federal spending aimed at leveraging state and local dollars. State and local governments would be able to use the federal money for up to 20 percent of their project´s cost, which is vastly different from the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/12/2018 6:09:23 PM     (No. 11541653)

They can build their own roads in their anthills.
It would be far cheaper to knock down a few buildings and build an above ground railway if they really want trains. With fewer buildings, there would be less congestion also.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/12/2018 6:10:20 PM     (No. 11541655)

Golly gee. You mean two states that hate Trump and Rebublicans aren´t getting the Federal goodies?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/12/2018 6:16:57 PM     (No. 11541664)

And I feel "shorted" by the blatant lies of the partisan ass-press and am "panning" THEM!!!!

SOSDD...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/12/2018 6:21:49 PM     (No. 11541669)

Jerry: "How can it be?!"

Elaing: "Oh, it be."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/12/2018 6:22:29 PM     (No. 11541672)

And the multi billion pricetag won´t be enough. It will balloon to $20B in no time. I like what #1 said. Go on top of the ground.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/12/2018 6:22:36 PM     (No. 11541673)

Elaing?!
Oh, it be.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MoBeef4u, 2/12/2018 6:26:38 PM     (No. 11541687)

Neither these guys nor the rest of those opposing this new way of spending seem to understand that the money doesn’t just appear in DC. It comes from the states! Or at least the citizens and businesses in the states. Maybe letting the money stay in the states and avoiding the black hole that is DC might be worth a try.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 2/12/2018 6:27:56 PM     (No. 11541691)

fta "The Gateway Program remains the most urgent infrastructure program in America and a project of national significance for which there is not a minute to lose," Porcari said. "

Nope. Won´t affect me in Houston or anyone outside the NE corridor. Tax the people of DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey and New York because they are the ones that will benefit.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 2/12/2018 6:40:46 PM     (No. 11541703)

Please explain exactly why my tax dollars should be collected from me in Texas and sent to NY via DC to build a tunnel between NY & NJ. I´m all ears. Remember, make it simple because I´m one of the hicks in flyover land you love to denigrate so much.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/12/2018 6:44:18 PM     (No. 11541705)

Man, talk about your tiny violins...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/12/2018 7:19:15 PM     (No. 11541740)

Stop throwing away money on give-away programs to every little special interest group and you´ll have plenty to spend on bridges,tunnels, sidewalks, and zip lines.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lazlototh, 2/12/2018 7:24:52 PM     (No. 11541749)

I live in the NYC area. An island with $3500/month studio apartments where everyone wants more government taxation should be able to contribute to a tunnel nobody else cares to have fixed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 2/12/2018 8:35:23 PM     (No. 11541794)

To quote BO: "Elections have consequences."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: uponthecouch, 2/12/2018 8:42:47 PM     (No. 11541801)

They talk about how important that ´corridor´ is: if it is so important do what states do already when they don´t like the timeline of their state DOT coordinated with the federal DOT: they opt for a toll way.

Simple. You want it now? Then use a toll.

Otherwise wait in line and we´ll trickle some federal funds out, once you demonstrate ´skin in the game´.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: uponthecouch, 2/12/2018 8:53:02 PM     (No. 11541808)

tolls - you use it you pay for it.

18-wheelers pay by the axle, I am sure that for whatever freight there is, there is a method of charging for it already established.

If that ´corridor´ is worth so much tack a little charge onto every vehicle using it and pass the cost on ...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hershey, 2/12/2018 8:57:59 PM     (No. 11541812)

Another boondoggle, like that bomb in Baltimore, or Jerry Browns ´train to nowhere´ out in Kalifornia, or even the subway in Cincinnati....

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/12/2018 9:18:20 PM     (No. 11541821)

They don´t even pay their fair share of Federal taxes, but expect royal splendor for their decaying cesspool cities. Spend the money on the Latino border wall, a far better investment!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 2/12/2018 9:49:43 PM     (No. 11541836)

Maybe you should vote Republican next time?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 2/13/2018 6:58:31 AM     (No. 11542058)

Big Dig II ?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: jimjr, 2/13/2018 9:07:13 AM     (No. 11542164)

#15, The NY/NY Port Authority collects many millions in tolls on bridge and tunnels each year. The tolls are supposed to be used to pay for the structures and their upkeep. In reality, not so much.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: paral04, 2/13/2018 9:08:22 AM     (No. 11542165)

Anything that those two corrupt states build will cost at least four times the budget and take the same factor in time. Look at what the "Big Dig" consumed.

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