In response to an AP news report that Amtrak and NJ Transit want to try to dredge up and dust off the ARC tunnel project that Gov. Chris Christie deep-sixed, the administration said it’s not happening.
“To repeat yet again, the ARC Tunnel project is over,” Christie Press Secretary Michael Drewniak said in a statement. “While no new conversations have taken place between Amtrak and NJ Transit, the Governor previously tasked both DOT Commissioner James Simpson and NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein to work with the pertinent partners to explore fiscally viable alternatives for a trans-Hudson tunnel. As such, we will continue to explore solutions to the trans-Hudson transportation challenge.”