President Biden’s latest budget proposal slates $100 million in funds for the Hudson Tunnel project, which would construct a new tunnel between New York City and New Jersey (replacing and re-building the existing tunnel, which was damaged by flooding in 2012).
As reported in Inquirer.net:
The administration wants $3 billion in annual funding for Amtrak for the 2023 budget year, up from $2.33 billion in prior annual funding.
Amtrak, which would get $7.4 billion in total for 2023 including the infrastructure bill funding, wants to expand dramatically across the United States and add up to 39 corridor routes and up to 166 cities by 2035.
The $100 million would mark the first-time federal support for the Hudson Tunnel project. The Biden administration is also proposing $400 million for the $6.9 billion Second Avenue Subway extension.
“Public transit creates jobs, reduces traffic and pollution, and lowers the cost of living for people in the community,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.