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NY Budget Director Challenges Federal Stand on Hudson Tunnel

New York state's budget director insists an agreement is in place to have the federal government foot half the bill with New York and New Jersey for a $13 billion rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

Robert Mujica says in a letter Sunday to the deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration that the 50/50 deal was discussed at a meeting last August with President Donald Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, both governors, and a congressional delegation from the region. 

His letter comes after K. Jane Williams said Friday there is no agreement

Williams wrote such a federal investment is higher than past 'mega projects'" and would deplete the existing grant program. 

Mujica says the Gateway Tunnel is critical to the long-term vitality of the entire Northeast region.

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