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Old 07-07-2017, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Macon, Georgia
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This is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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it needs to get done
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:35 PM
 
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DT and the Chao woman are just biding for time until a way can be found for NYC and other connected developers/financers to make a killing on this deal.


Under His Orangeness this Hudson Rail Tunnel project is never going to be a federal/local state funded deal. As these so called estimates of costs rise he will push his only plan to date for infrastructrure; private investment.


There are other options and IIRC both NYS and NJ are considering. That is if it must be a public/private scheme then under terms that are favorbable than the normal raping and lotting of a populace that comes from private investment.


Sadly there isn't a railroad left in USA large enough to take on this project even if you gave them the NEC. Amtrak is barely earning, and has already pledged future revenue form NEC to pay for part of its share.


The large and financially secure freight railroads want nothing much to do (or at all) with passenger service. And before anyone starts, no; you cannot use the current Hudson river tunnels nor even build new ones that can handle freight. The conditons underwater just won't allow. PRR tried it once and it was so much of a disaster that was end of any futher discussion.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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then we are doomed and china will take over the world unless their population ages out or there's a yellow turban rebellion

we used to build stuff in this country..
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Let's see if the mta, port authority,NJ transit, Feds, state of NY, state of NJ and amtrak can put up money to finance half of the project.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but there was a proposal to build an extra tunnel over the Hudson, which had to be signed off by the governors of the two states! Cuomo signed it! Christie vetoed it! Then came Sandy! And here we are.....!
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:14 AM
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^A tunnel would have to go UNDER the Hudson.
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Old 07-08-2017, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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^A tunnel would have to go UNDER the Hudson.
Whoops!
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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christie was the worst governor ever.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Build it. The supertalls and condos keep going up. The infrastructure needs to keep up with NYC's population growth.
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