In Unprecedented Move, Gov Christie Cancels Under-Construction Over-Budget Tunnel

New Jersey governor Chris Christie reaffirmed his decision to cancel the "access to the regional core" tunnel across the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York. Christie had suspended his previous decision pending discussion of alternatives with the US Department of Transportation.

In the final analysis, according to Christie, none of the alternatives would have capped New Jersey’s liability at its present level, which assumed a project cost of $8.7 billion. Christie told the Moorestown Community House, "No more blank checks from the taxpayers of New Jersey, not on my watch."

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