Trump administration deals another blow to Gateway Tunnel

The Trump administration placed a new roadblock in front of the Gateway Tunnel Wednesday when Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that a required environmental impact statement won’t be coming any time soon.

The report already is more than two years past the Federal Railroad Administration’s self-imposed March 2018 deadline, and Chao said it won’t be completed as long as the new Hudson River tunnel fails to qualify for federal funding.

Build Gateway Now Campaign Manager Brian Fritsch called Chao’s explanation “one of the Trump administration’s most bald-faced lies to punish New York and New Jersey.”