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The Clock is Ticking on America's Most Urgent Transportation Project

The Trump administration is distancing itself from the Gateway Project, which will only get more expensive to fund.
Commuters flood out of a Hoboken Terminal platform on the first day of the "summer of hell."
Commuters flood out of a Hoboken Terminal platform on the first day of the "summer of hell."AP Photo

Connecting New York and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River, the North River tunnels serve millions of passengers each day. More than 100 years old, the two tracks also suffer frequent delays due to mechanical failures, compounded by Hurricane Sandy’s flooding. Senators on both sides of the Hudson have argued the tunnels could soon require an extended, full-scale closure for major overhauls—which would “essentially shut down the Northeast Corridor.”

So if you thought Penn Station’s “summer of hell,” which kicked off Monday, sounded bad, remember that things could get much, much worse.