The Tunnel From Nowhere

Buried deep in the Web archives of Senator Charles Schumer’s press shop (trust us, the Schumer press-release archives are deep), there is a release boasting that the Senate Finance Committee had approved $2 billion in funding for a rail link to connect Lower Manhattan with J.F.K. Airport.
With Democrats in control of Congress, approval of the funding was set to sail through the Capitol, the 2007 release suggested in a confident sub-headline: “Long Bogged Down Funding Now Moving Swiftly Through Congress.”
Well, not quite.
The funding, a reapportionment of tax credits, has proved to be a particularly elusive, giant chunk of the $20 billion in aid pledged by the Bush administration to rebuild Lower Manhattan after 9/11.

The Tunnel From Nowhere