Hudson Rail Tunnels Plan Is Popular, but No One Wants the Bill

That would reduce the total number of trains that can use the tunnel from 24 per hour to six, resulting in a traffic nightmare across the region, transportation experts said. Such a crisis would require an emergency fix far costlier than addressing the problem now, said Tom Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association, which advocates transit-oriented growth. “If and when the existing tunnels fail, we’ll be in disaster recovery mode, which will cost a lot more,” Wright said.

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