Amtrak took some House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee members underground into the crumbling Hudson River train tunnels that were damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
Expect another challenging summer aboard NJ Transit for many of the same reasons last year went south.
Transit agency looks for outside help to prepare contingency plans.
While Gateway primarily promotes building a new Hudson train tunnel, it might use the method of racking cables to buy some time and prolong the old tunnel’s life span.
Closing the bridge on a bad day can take hours, requiring workers with sledgehammers to pound the locks shut so train tracks line up safely.
The annual jaunt from Newark to Washington D.C. is a fairly reliable barometer of what decision makers are thinking and talking about.
Gov. Murphy said under the agreement, "NJ Transit and Amtrak are now squared up and can move forward together in a stronger partnership."
The new Democratic majority in Washington hopes it can wield some leverage with the Trump administration, which is currently more focused on building walls than tunnels.
Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package Friday.
Lawmakers hope President Trump will come back to the table regarding Gateway funding.
Experts say not funding Gateway Project will lead to an economic "downward spiral."
The FTA says it understands the importance of the Gateway Project and it remains open to paths that would enable it.
Amtrak says Penn Station track work is on or ahead of schedule.
Amtrak says they're on track to get the tracks repaired. We get a tour of Penn Station's secure command and control center. Gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadano face a looming deadline ...
Transit officials delivered promising reports a week and a half into Amtrak’s repairs.