Lack of U.S. Funding Stymies N.Y.-N.J. Rail Tunnel Construction

Tom Wright, the president of the Regional Plan Association, said delays in getting the project underway will make it more expensive.

"Often costs on these projects escalate at about 5 percent a year. Every single year that we delay building Gateway adds roughly a billion dollars to the cost of the project," he said. "Every month we delay adds almost $100 million."

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