New York's governor has written to the federal transportation secretary to criticize Washington's proposed investment in a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
In a letter Friday, Democrat Andrew Cuomo tells Secretary Anthony Foxx that federal law requires Amtrak to maintain the tunnels and that plans for a new $14 billion tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey are not "viable" without a "substantial" federal investment.
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Cuomo says Amtrak's Northeast system will become "disabled" without a new tunnel.
The federal government has promised to cover $3 billion of the project, though Cuomo says federal officials will only agree to lend the money.
Foxx has called a meeting with Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to discuss the project following several train delays for New Jersey Transit riders.