Extending New York subway to New Jersey could speed commute for thousands

From Bloomberg, Crain’s New York Business; May 28, 2019

As the Trump administration blocks the Gateway commuter-rail tunnel project, a half-century-old alternative that’s cheaper and quicker is under review: extending into New Jersey a New York City subway under the Hudson River.

The idea would stretch the 7 line, which runs between Flushing, Queens, and Manhattan’s west side, under the river to a bus-and-rail terminal in Secaucus, New Jersey. The cost, estimated in 2013 at $6 billion, would be about half of Gateway, which has been held up by a lack of federal support despite boosters calling it the nation’s most urgent infrastructure project.

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