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NYC-New Jersey Tunnel Project Picks Its First CEO

  • Hochul, Murphy announce nomination at regional transit meeting
  • Gateway project still seeking $5.6 billion of federal money
Kris Kolluri in Trenton in 2006.
Kris Kolluri in Trenton in 2006.Photographer: Mel Evans/AP Photo
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Kris Kolluri, a former New Jersey transportation commissioner, was named to be the inaugural chief executive officer of the Gateway Development Commission that’s overseeing construction of the $12.3 billion commuter tunnel under the Hudson River.

Governors Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Kathy Hochul of New York announced Kolluri’s nomination at the Regional Plan Association’s Centennial Assembly. The commission’s board will vote on the move at its next meeting, which is anticipated on May 16.