The governors of New York and New Jersey are asking the federal government to pay for half the cost of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
In a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie say their states, along with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, would cover the rest of the project. It has a price tag of at least $14 billion.
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Cuomo and Christie say their plan is a "realistic, appropriate and fair" approach to a project needed to address delays and congestion in the aging 105-year-old tunnel connecting the two states.
They say their letter is an attempt to break the "logjam" surrounding funding that has delayed construction for decades.