U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-Clifside Park) today launched an investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s cancellation of the ARC tunnel project. The senator said he planned to determine the circumstances, actions and motivations “that led to the largest loss of Federal transportation resources in New Jersey history.”
“The cancellation of the ARC tunnel project will have repercussions for our state for decades and could harm the ability of New Jersey to secure transportation resources in the future,” Lautenberg said. “It is critical that the publc know what happened and how we can prevent this from happening in the future. While I’m working in Congress to secure the federal funding our state needs to create jobs and improve the quality of life of New Jersey families, there has to be some assurance that large-scale projects are being handled properly at home.
“This investigation will root out the falsehoods and potential conflicts of interest surrounding the ARC Tunnel and identify the motivations and factors that led to the project’s demise.”
Lautenberg promised to deliver a preliminary report before the end of this year, and a final report within six months that will catalog all details and include recommendations.