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Penn Station Improvements in Amtrak-NJ Transit Spending Deal

Pedestrians walk through the Pennsylvania Station West End Concourse in New York on Jan. 11, 2019.
Pedestrians walk through the Pennsylvania Station West End Concourse in New York on Jan. 11, 2019.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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New Jersey Transit has paid Amtrak $182 million, ending an almost two-year dispute started by former Governor Chris Christie over maintenance of shared tracks, stations and the Hudson River tunnel into New York City.

The commuter train operator, the second-biggest of its kind in the U.S., also will pay the national passenger railroad $7 million a month for capital improvements under an agreement announced by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy at the Amtrak-owned Pennsylvania Station in New York City. Another $3 million monthly will go toward operating costs, NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder said after the announcement.