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11/1/2016



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FRA, NJ Transit to host public meetings for Hudson tunnel project


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and New Jersey Transit later this month will hold two public meetings to provide more details on the preferred alternative for building a new Hudson River rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey.

Scheduled for Nov. 10 and 17, the drop-in meetings will allow the public to ask questions about the project, which also includes rehabilitating the existing tunnel beneath the river. The preferred alternative will be examined in an upcoming environmental impact statement the agencies are preparing.

Known as the North River Tunnel, the existing structure is used by Amtrak and NJ Transit. Service reliability throughout the tunnel has been compromised due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, which flooded both tubes with saltwater in October 2012.



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