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$2 trillion infrastructure proposal could have impact on Gateway tunnel project

Posted at 12:18 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 12:18:37-04

NEW YORK — Will the crumbling, aging Gateway tunnel finally get re-built?

A new $2 trillion infrastructure deal out of the capital is in the works, according to key lawmakers.

The Gateway Tunnel, which brings Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York's Penn Station is falling apart.

The tunnel, which is more than 100 years old, was ravaged by seawater during SuperStorm Sandy, but no one would commit to $30 billions needed to rebuild.

However, the senate's two most powerful democrats emerged from a meeting with President Trump as a new $2 trillion infrastructure deal was proposed, which could also impact the aging tunnel.

They're set to meet again in about three weeks to discuss how exactly that money will be spent and how to pay for it.