Assembly Democrats flip out as Christie pulls plug on “big dig” Hudsonrail tunnel and billions in cost overruns/forecasts

Assembly Democrats announce:

Wisniewski & Cryan on Christie’s Decision to Kill Hudson River Commuter Rail Tunnel Project from NJ Assembly Democratic Office on Vimeo.


(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan issued a multimedia package Friday lambasting Gov. Chris Christie for pulling the plug on the single largest public works project in the country – building a second commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

Additionally, Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) filed an Open Public Records Act request late Thursday, demanding all documents related to the governor’s decision to halt building the new Hudsonrail tunnel and said that the Assembly Transportation Committee would meet on Thursday, Oct. 14 to hold a hearing on Christie’s decision.

The multimedia package consists of remarks from Wisniewski and Cryan (D-Union) following the governor’s announcement and audio of the same.
The video can be accessed directly via our website – – or by pasting the following link into a Web browser:

Related: posted a story saying the Governor’s review may mean alternatives could be made to restart approvals.  Estimates from the State suggest the project cost will increase from an original price tag of $5 billion to now $10 billion or more.  Gov. Christie says he can’t commit the State of NJ to billions in additional cost as the State doesn’t have the money.   The federal government came to NJ and agreed to work on a solution to overcome the financial problems in the next two weeks.  

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